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Phase-matching pseudo-resonant tunable InP-based MOEMS
Author(s): Dan Zhou; K. Sun; Michel Garrigues; Jean Louis Leclercq; Philippe Regreny; Jiangde Peng; Pierre Viktorovitch
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a new concept of tunable active Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical System (MOEMS) microdevice for specific applications in the 1.3-2.5 micrometers wavelength range such as near infrared spectroscopy or optical telecommunications. The proposed optical structure can be used for the realization of tunable wavelength selective devices (photodetectors or emitters). The device uses a radically new optical design which separates the detector (or emitter) from the filter but place it on top of the filter. As compared to the existing micro-mechanical tunable devices, this concept does present two main advantages such as the improvement of the optical spectral response (forward and backward traveling of the optical waves through the active part) and relaxation of the technological constraints for fabrication (planar monolithic integration of the active component with post-process micromachining). We present here the design, the optical simulations and the fabrication procedure of a first demonstrator consisting in an optically pumped wavelength selective and tunable light emitting diode. The gain active region comprises InAs quantum wires designed for light emission aro7und 1500 nm. The MOEM structure is made of InP/air gap layers. We have obtained an increase of the spontaneous emission by a factor of about 40 and tuning range about 60 nm for actuation voltages up to 15 V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4755, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002, (19 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462844
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
K. Sun, LEOM-CNRS (France)
Michel Garrigues, LEOM-CNRS (France)
Jean Louis Leclercq, LEOM-CNRS (France)
Philippe Regreny, LEOM-CNRS (France)
Jiangde Peng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Pierre Viktorovitch, LEOM-CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4755:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002
Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus; Bernd Michel; Tamal Mukherjee; James A. Walker, Editor(s)

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