AlGaAs Microring Resonators for All-Optical Signal Processing

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dc.contributor.authorGomes, Prova Christina
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T20:02:50Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T20:02:50Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/35592
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-550
dc.description.abstractPhotonic integration and all-optical signal processing are promising solutions to the increasing demand for high-bandwidth and high-speed communication systems. III-V semiconductor materials, specially AlGaAs, have shown potentials for photonic integration and efficient nonlinear processes due to their low nonlinear absorption, flexibility at controlling the refractive index, and mature fabrication technology. In this thesis, we report the designs of AlGaAs microring resonators optimized for efficient four-wave mixing. Four-wave mixing (FWM) is a nonlinear optical phenomenon which can be used to realize many optical signal processing operations such as optical wavelength conversion and optical time division multiplexing and demultiplexing. Our designed AlGaAs microring resonators are expected to have good optical confinement, transmission characteristics, and efficient coupling between the ring and waveguide. Here we also present our fabrication efforts to fabricate the microring resonators device and the insights gained in the process. The microring resonators devices have a potential to be used in optical communication networks for all-optical signal processing operations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectMicroring resonator
dc.subjectAll-optical signal processing
dc.subjectFour-wave mixing
dc.subjectAlGaAs
dc.titleAlGaAs Microring Resonators for All-Optical Signal Processing
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorDolgaleva, Ksenia
thesis.degree.nameMASc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
uottawa.departmentScience informatique et génie électrique / Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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