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Thermo-optic and elasto-optic tuning of silicon nanowires
Author(s): J. Amthor; O. Horn; T. Lipka; J. Müller
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Paper Abstract

In this work a thermo-optic switch with very low power consumption of less than 1 mW is presented. The switch consists of a Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer whose arms are placed on free-standing SiO2-membrane cantilevers. The waveguides are monomode nanowires fabricated by DUV-contact lithography having losses of 2 dB/cm. Additionally, a membrane-system to tune the nanowires elasto-optically is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7366, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications III, 73661Y (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821698
Show Author Affiliations
J. Amthor, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
O. Horn, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
T. Lipka, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
J. Müller, Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7366:
Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Ali Serpenguzel; Gonçal Badenes; Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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