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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 588–592

2D Photonic crystal thermo-optic switch based on AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial structure

Edilson A. Camargo, Harold M. H. Chong, and Richard M. De La Rue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 588-592 (2004)

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The realisation of a thermo-optically controlled symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer switch based on an AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial waveguide structure operating at wavelengths in the region of λ=1550 nm is reported. The device is based on a very compact two-dimensional photonic crystal channel waveguide structure. The measured and simulated transmission spectra for the devices are in good agreement. The π-phase shift switching power for the device is as low as 42 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Edilson Camargo, Harold Chong, and Richard De La Rue, "2D Photonic crystal thermo-optic switch based on AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial structure," Opt. Express 12, 588-592 (2004)

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