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2 x 2 quantum dot based switching device employing multimode interference effects
Author(s): N. Bickel; P. LiKamWa
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Paper Abstract

An integrated 2 x 2 multimode interference switching device was fabricated with InAs/In0.15Ga0.85As quantum dots as the active medium. The device, when probed with a 1.31 μm wavelength laser beam, showed similar responses for TE and TM polarization with initial power splitting ratios of 1:29 (TE) and 1:52 (TM) that were continuously adjustable to 49:1 (TE) and 38:1 (TM) when a change in current of 24 mA was applied through one of the electrodes. This is equivalent to achieving channel-to-channel crosstalk values of better than -15 dB for both polarizations. A 50:50 split ratio was reached at a current of 17 mA. We also present the preliminary results from an integrated variable power splitter that is based on a half-length multimode interference structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7339, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V, 73390A (28 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818843
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N. Bickel, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
P. LiKamWa, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7339:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor, Editor(s)

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