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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 377–384

Optical modulation of guided mode resonance in the waveguide grating structure incorporated with azo-doped-poly(methylmethacrylate) cladding layer

Jian Hung Lin, Yu Chung Huang, Ngoc DiepLai, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 377-384 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000377


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Abstract

Optical modulation of guided mode resonance (GMR) is demonstrated in a waveguide grating structure (WGS) which contains a disperse-red1 (DR1)-doped poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) cladding layer. The resonance wavelength of a GMR mode can be tuned by pumping the cladding layer with a 442 nm wavelength laser beam, because of photoinduced refractive index change in the layer. The resonance wavelength shifts to shorter wavelength side, and the shift increases with pumping power, up to a maximum shift of 5 nm. A detector was used to monitor the intensity of the light that was reflected from the WGS at the wavelengths of the GMR peak positions, and the WGS was found to exhibit optical modulation with a shortest switching time of less than 0.3s.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2011
Published: December 21, 2011

Citation
Jian Hung Lin, Yu Chung Huang, Ngoc DiepLai, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu, "Optical modulation of guided mode resonance in the waveguide grating structure incorporated with azo-doped-poly(methylmethacrylate) cladding layer," Opt. Express 20, 377-384 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-377


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