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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20012–20020

In-plane all-photonic transduction with differential splitter using double-step rib waveguide for photonic microcantilever arrays

Jong Wook Noh, Ryan R. Anderson, Seunghyun Kim, Weisheng Hu, and Gregory P. Nordin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20012-20020 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020012


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Abstract

We report a differential splitter consisting of an asymmetric double-step multimode rib waveguide and a Y-branch splitter for in-plane photonic transduction of photonic microcantilever deflection. Arrays of photonic microcantilevers are integrated with differential splitters and an optical waveguide network to demonstrate uniformity and sensitivity of transduction. Measurement results from multiple arrays indicate a sensitivity of 0.32×10−3 nm−1 and minimum detectable deflection of 141 pm for a 3.5 Hz measurement bandwidth.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2009
Published: October 19, 2009

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Jong Wook Noh, Ryan R. Anderson, Seunghyun Kim, Weisheng Hu, and Gregory P. Nordin, "In-plane all-photonic transduction with differential splitter using double-step rib waveguide for photonic microcantilever arrays," Opt. Express 17, 20012-20020 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-20012


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