MEMS-enabled wavelength selective switching by controlling resonance in high-index-contrast optical ring resonators is demonstrated. Fabrication and design considerations for the MEMS switches are explored. Experimental optical switching results are reported.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
G. N. Nielson, D. Seneviratne, F. Lopez-Royo, P. T. Rakich, F. Giacometti, H. L. Tuller, and G. Barbastathis, "MEMS based wavelength selective optical switching for integrated photonic circuits," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuFF5.
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