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Dynamically tunable 1D and 2D photonic bandgap structures for optical interconnect applications
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Paper Abstract

Optical interconnects have begun replacing electrical wires in long distance, backplane applications. As their switching speed and efficiency improves, optical interconnects will penetrate deeper into the device architecture for inter- and intra-chip communications where direct integration with silicon microelectronics is a necessity. Tunable 1D and 2D silicon-based photonic bandgap (PBG) structures are viable building blocks for optical interconnects because they have the capability to redirect light both in- and out-of-plane. In this work, we report on external modulation of the optical properties of 1D and 2D porous silicon PBG structures infiltrated with liquid crystals. This class of eletrooptic modulators offers an inexpensive and versatile way of integrating optical interconnects with standard microelectronic circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5511, Tuning the Optical Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures, (14 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561114
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Haurylau, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Sharon M. Weiss, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Philippe M. Fauchet, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5511:
Tuning the Optical Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures
Philippe M. Fauchet; Paul V. Braun, Editor(s)

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