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Electrooptically tunable photonic crystal
Author(s): M. Schmidt; M. Eich; U. Huebner; W. Morgenroth; R. Boucher; H. G. Meyer
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Paper Abstract

We report on electrooptical modulation with a sub 1Volt sensititivity in a photonic crystal slab waveguide resonator which contains a nanostructured nonlinear optical polymer. The electrooptical susceptibility in the core was induced by high-electric-field poling. A square lattice of holes carrying a linear defect was transferred into the slab, creating a photonic crystal slab based resonator. Applying an external electric modulation voltage to electrodes placed underneath and on top of the assembly leads to a modulation of the transmission at a fixed wavelength. This modulation effect is based on the electronic displacement polarization in a noncentrosymmetric medium (Pockels-effect) and is therefore inherently by more than three orders of magnitude faster than any other reported electrooptic modulation effect in nanophotonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5935, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V, 59350J (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624706
Show Author Affiliations
M. Schmidt, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
M. Eich, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
U. Huebner, Institut für Physikalische Hochtechnologie e.V. (Germany)
W. Morgenroth, Institut für Physikalische Hochtechnologie e.V. (Germany)
R. Boucher, Institut für Physikalische Hochtechnologie e.V. (Germany)
H. G. Meyer, Institut für Physikalische Hochtechnologie e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5935:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V
Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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