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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2012
  • pp: 7784–7787

Proposal for tunable dual channel transmitter and mechano-optical switch based on photonic crystal

Yousef Vahabzadeh and Morteza Noshad  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 32, pp. 7784-7787 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.007784


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Abstract

In this article we propose a novel mechano-optical switch and dual channel transmitter based on photonic crystal. The device consists of two waveguides and an elliptical cavity in a square lattice structure. Two optical signals at separate wavelengths are inserted in the input waveguide. The elliptical cavity can be rotated using a mechanical force, which results in the control of transmission efficiency at each of the wavelengths. In addition, rotation of the cavity can be considered as a switching action, which changes on–off states of the output signals.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: November 8, 2012

Citation
Yousef Vahabzadeh and Morteza Noshad, "Proposal for tunable dual channel transmitter and mechano-optical switch based on photonic crystal," Appl. Opt. 51, 7784-7787 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-32-7784


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