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Experimental validation of Mach-Zehnder Interferometer effective index by measuring free spectral range
  • Matthew Koecher
Matthew Koecher
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Abstract

Silicon photonics provides a method for creating optical circuits using silicon and electronics manufacturing techniques. One important component is the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI). In this paper we propose determining the group index group index of manufactured MZI by measuring the Free Spectral Range (FSR) and calculating the group index