Thermal and electro-refractive silicon photonic modulators, switches, and tunable filters have been demonstrated with ultralow switching energies and high-speed operation. These elements form building blocks that will enable future generations of large-scale microphotonic systems.
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M. Watts, "Silicon Photonics for Modulation, Switching, and Tuning," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper FTuV3.
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