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Coupling and switching in optically resonant periodic electrode structures
Author(s): Amy E. Bieber; Thomas G. Brown; Richard C. Tiberio
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes coupling and switching of optical radiation using metal-semiconductor- metal (MSM) structures, specifically in a metal-on-silicon waveguide configuration. These structures have the special advantage of being VLSI-compatible. Three different designs were successfully used to examine modulation and optical switching based upon nonlinear interactions in the silicon waveguide; a traditional Bragg reflector design and a phase-shifted structure were used to observe thermally-tunable switching of nanosecond-regime Nd:YAG pulses. Finally, a normal-incidence structure was examined which exhibited nonlinear reflectivity modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239017
Show Author Affiliations
Amy E. Bieber, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Thomas G. Brown, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Richard C. Tiberio, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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