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Reconfigurable silicon photonics: shaping light on a chip (Conference Presentation)

Paper Abstract

Defining elements with reconfigurable input-output characteristics is of importance to achieve flexible circuitry where light can be manipulated and routed using external control signals. We have developed an experimental approach for shaping of the transmission function of multimode silicon photonic waveguides by projecting a pattern of local nonlinear perturbations induced by an ultrafast laser pulse. Making use of the degrees of freedom offered by a spatial light modulator, the technique offers a new approach for studying light transport, for controlling its flow on ultrafast time scale, and for programming functions on a photonic chip.

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Date Published: 11 October 2017
Proc. SPIE 10345, Active Photonic Platforms IX, 103451R (11 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274037
Show Author Affiliations
Otto L. Muskens, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Roman Bruck, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Nicholas Dinsdale, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Kevin Vynck, Lab. Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences (France)
Philippe Lalanne, Lab. Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences (France)
Goran Z. Mashanovich, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Graham T. Reed, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10345:
Active Photonic Platforms IX
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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