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Design of ultra-compact low power all-optical Mach-Zehnder modulator by means of dispersion engineered slow light regime in photonic crystal
Author(s): S. Bakhshi; M. K. Moravvej-Farshi; M. Ebnali-Heidari
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Paper Abstract

We design an ultra-compact low power all-optical modulator by applying dispersion engineered slow-light waveguuide in photonic crystal Mach-Zehnder interferometer (PhC-MZI) arms, which are infiltrated by optofluidic having high nonlinearities. Nearly zero dispersion regime brings us a 22-μm long PhC-MZI to operate as a modulator with an input power as low as 3 mW/μm. By attaching a coupling section about 3.36 μm long and inserting the light through a directional coupler with the lenght of 2.1 μm, losing power from the input port has been decreased.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8434, Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI, 843418 (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921405
Show Author Affiliations
S. Bakhshi, Tarbiat Modares Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
M. K. Moravvej-Farshi, Tarbiat Modares Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
M. Ebnali-Heidari, Univ. of Shahrekord (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8434:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. Broderick, Editor(s)

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