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4 September 2014     
Controlling Photonic Circuits,
The drive to squeeze thousands of photonic elements into smaller and smaller integrated circuits, and to aggregate multiple components on a single chip, is creating an ever-greater need to monitor, control, and fine-tune those circuits in real time.
But how can one harvest information about the optical signal in these circuits without tapping the light itself, and thereby sapping the device’s optical power?
A research team from Italy and Scotland has proposed a new approach to cracking that problem, and providing noninvasive monitoring and feedback control, for one important class of photonic device, silicon photonic microresonators...

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Optics and Photonic News, "Controlling Photonic Circuits, Noninvasively" by Stewart Wills