edx Phot1x report template (2016/11)

Abstract

MZI or Mach-Zender Interfetometer by Alexey_Bunevich (dotaapso@gmail.com)

Introduction

Silicon photonics gave us a possibility to made photonic integrated equivalent of optical schemes.
Let us consider Mach-Zender interferometer. One can use it to make optical switches for modulating light, switches for routing signals on chip, or to make an optical filters.
First, we need to model a silicon photonic optical circuit using a compact model approach.
After that, we will receive measurement data from fabricated devices. In addition, finally yet importantly goal is to analyze the data to extract parameters from the measures and compare with models.

Theory