Photonic Microresonator Research and Applications

Volume 156 of the series Springer Series in Optical Sciences pp 485-505


Microresonators for Communication and Signal Processing Applications

  • Lin ZhangAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California Email author 
  • , Alan E. WillnerAffiliated withOptical Communication Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

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Photonic microresonators exhibit a great potential for various advanced functions for communication and signal processing applications. In this chapter, we briefly review recent advances in achieving space-, power-, and spectrally efficient chip-scale optical devices and subsystems using microresonators. With an emphasis on signal integrity and system performance, we describe microresonator-based channel adding/dropping in time-division-multiplexing systems, signal generation and demodulation for advanced optical data formats, and frequency comb generation for arbitrary waveform generation.