Liquid crystal claddings for passive temperature stabilization of silicon photonics

Joanna N. Ptasinski, Iam Choon Khoo, Yeshaiahu Fainman

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Abstract

Silicon photonics allows for high density component integration on a single chip and it brings promise for low-loss, high-bandwidth data processing in modern computing systems. Owing to silicon's high positive thermo-optic coefficient, temperature fluctuations tend to degrade the device performance. This work explores passive thermal stabilization of silicon photonic devices using nematic liquid crystal (NLC) claddings, as they possess large negative thermo-optic coefficients in addition to low absorption at the telecommunication wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XVIII
EditorsIam Choon Khoo
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412093
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventLiquid Crystals XVIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9182
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherLiquid Crystals XVIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/17/148/20/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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