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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
March 22-26, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-865-0
Novel Periodic Structures (OWC)

Ultra-Compact Optical Switch Based on Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Thomas Krauss


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We outline the prospects for ultrafast modulators based on dispersion-engineered photonic crystal waveguides. Due to the slow light enhancement, devices of 100-200 micrometers length can be realised that operate over a >10 nm bandwidth.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

T. Krauss, "Ultra-Compact Optical Switch Based on Photonic Crystal Waveguides," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OWC2.

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