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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1277–1285

Photosensitive post tuning of chalcogenide photonic crystal waveguides

Michael W. Lee, Christian Grillet, Cameron L.C. Smith, David J. Moss, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Darren Freeman, Barry Luther-Davies, Steve Madden, Andrei Rode, Yinlan Ruan, and Yong-hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1277-1285 (2007)

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We present experimental results on post-tuning the dispersion of a two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguide made from Ge33As12Se55 chalcogenide glass by exploiting the material photosensitivity to near-bandgap light. The change in the refractive index and volume of the material in response to exposure to 633nm light resulted in a shift of more than 5nm in the resonant coupling wavelength between a tapered optical fiber and the modes of a W1 waveguide. This represents a first proof of principle demonstration of the photosensitive post-tuning of a planar photonic crystal device.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Michael W. Lee, Christian Grillet, Cameron L. C. Smith, David J. Moss, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Darren Freeman, Barry Luther-Davies, Steve Madden, Andrei Rode, Yinlan Ruan, and Yong-hee Lee, "Photosensitive post tuning of chalcogenide photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 1277-1285 (2007)

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