We study the influence of key structural/optical parameters on silicon-on-insulator photonic crystal thermo-optic switching structures. Our semi-analytic theory agrees well with finite-element simulations and experiments. Switching with sub-milliwatt power is shown viable.
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M. Chahal, G. K. Celler, Y. Jaluria, W. Song, and W. Jiang, "Thermo-optic Characteristics and Switching Power Limit of Slow-light Silicon-on-insulator Photonic Crystal Structures," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu5A.4.
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