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We report on the monolithic integration of a new class of reflown silica microtoroid resonators with silicon nanowaveguides fabricated on top of the silica film. Connectivity with other silicon photonics devices is enabled by inversion of the toroid geometry, defined by etching a circular opening rather than a disk in an undercut silica membrane. Intrinsic quality factors of up to 2 million are achieved and several avenues of process improvement are identified that can help attain the higher quality factors (> 108) that are possible in reflown microtoroids. Moreover, due to the microtoroid being formed by standard microfabrication and post-processing by local laser induced heating, these devices are in principle compatible with monolithic co-fabrication with other electro-optic components
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27418-27440
JournalOptics Express
Issue number21
Early online date5 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018

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