Micro-ring resonators have been widely utilized in silicon photonics. However they often exhibit a high sensitivity to ambient temperature fluctuations. In this letter, we have demonstrated a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor compatible athermal micro-ring resonator made from titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silicon nitride (SiNx). We have exploited the negative thermo-optic coefficient of TiO2 to counterbalance the positive coefficient of SiNx. By a precise control over the TiO2 layer thickness, an athermal condition remarkably consistent with the simulation can be achieved. Therefore, a SiN x-TiO2 hybrid micro-ring resonator with a temperature dependent wavelength shift of 0.073 pm/ °C has been realized.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)