Design of organic 3D microresonators with microfluidics coupled to thin-film processes for photonic applications

We report on the design and realization of photonic integrated devices based on 3D organic microresonators (MR) shaped by an applied fluid mechanism technique. Such an interdisciplinary approach has been judiciously achieved by combining microfluidics techniques and thin-film processes, respectively, for the realizations of microfluidic and optical chips. The microfluidic framework with flow rates control allows the fabrication of microresonators with diameters ranging from 30 to 160 [mu]m. The resonance of an isolated sphere in air has been demonstrated by way of a modified Raman spectroscopy devoted to the excitation of Whispering Gallery Modes (WGM). Then the 3D-MR have been integrated onto an organic chip and positioned either close to the extremity of a taper or alongside a rib waveguide. Both devices have proved efficient evanescent coupling mechanisms leading to the excitation of the WGM confined at the surface of the organic 3D-MR. Finally, a band-stop filter has been used to detect the resonance spectra of organic resonators once being integrated. Such spectral resonances have been observed with an integrated configuration and characterized with a [Delta][lambda] = 1.4 nm free spectral range (FSR), appearing as stemming from a 78 [mu]m-radius MR structure.

Huby, N., D. Pluchon, N. Coulon, M. Belloul, A. Moreac, E. Gaviot, P. Panizza, B. Bêche

Opt. Commun.






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