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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4835–4841

Optically tunable silicon photonic crystal microcavities

Francis C. Ndi, Jean Toulouse, Tim Hodson, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4835-4841 (2006)

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We demonstrate the use of silicon photonic crystal based microcavity structures to perform light modulation at potentially giga-Hertz speeds through the use of optically induced plasma dispersion. The cavity configurations considered have the potential to operate at low pump power when the Q of the cavity involved is maximized.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

Francis C. Ndi, Jean Toulouse, Tim Hodson, and Dennis W. Prather, "Optically tunable silicon photonic crystal microcavities," Opt. Express 14, 4835-4841 (2006)

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