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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22232–22244

An in-plane nano-mechanics approach to achieve reversible resonance control of photonic crystal nanocavities

Xiongyeu Chew, Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu, Fook Siong Chau, Jie Deng, Yee Chong Loke, and Xiaosong Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22232-22244 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022232


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Abstract

Control of photonic crystal resonances in conjunction with large spectral shifting is critical in achieving reconfigurable photonic crystal devices. We propose a simple approach to achieve nano-mechanical control of photonic crystal resonances within a compact integrated on-chip approach. Three different tip designs utilizing an in-plane nano-mechanical tuning approach are shown to achieve reversible and low-loss resonance control on a one-dimensional photonic crystal nanocavity. The proposed nano-mechanical approach driven by a sub-micron micro-electromechanical system integrated on low loss suspended feeding nanowire waveguide, achieved relatively large resonance spectral shifts of up to 18 nm at a driving voltage of 25 V. Such designs may potentially be used as tunable optical filters or switches.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2010
Published: October 6, 2010

Citation
Xiongyeu Chew, Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu, Fook Siong Chau, Jie Deng, Yee Chong Loke, and Xiaosong Tang, "An in-plane nano-mechanics approach to achieve reversible resonance control of photonic crystal nanocavities," Opt. Express 18, 22232-22244 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-22232


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