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Hybrid photonic crystal microcavity switches on SOI
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Paper Abstract

We report the development and characterization of 2-D photonic crystal (PC) microcavity devices on silicon on insulator. The transmission of light through a 2-D PC microcavity near resonance can be switched on and off by modulating the refractive index of the PC. Because silicon has poor electro-optical properties, it is advantageous to insert electro-optic materials inside the air holes. In this work, we report the design, fabrication, and characterization of such hybrid PC microcavity switches using liquid crystals as the electro-optic material. In addition, we demonstrate an electrode geometry that eliminates electric field screening by the more conducting silicon host, and thus enables switching. fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6477, Silicon Photonics II, 647712 (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707905
Show Author Affiliations
Sean P. Anderson, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Mikhail Haurylau, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Jidong Zhang, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Philippe M. Fauchet, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6477:
Silicon Photonics II
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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