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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 279–286

A near-field actuated optical nanocavity

Benoit Cluzel, Loïc Lalouat, Philippe Velha, Emmanuel Picard, David Peyrade, Jean-Claude Rodier, Thomas Charvolin, Philippe Lalanne, Frédérique de Fornel, and Emmanuel Hadji  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 279-286 (2008)

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We demonstrate here that switching and tuning of a nanocavity resonance can be achieved by approaching a sub-micrometer tip inside its evanescent near-field. The resonance energy is tuned over a wide spectral range (Δλ/λ~10-3) without significant deterioration of the cavity peak-transmittance and of the resonance linewidth. Such a result is achieved by taking benefits from a weak tip-cavity interaction regime in which the tip behaves as a pure optical path length modulator.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2007
Published: January 3, 2008

Benoit Cluzell, Loic Lalouat, Philippe Velha, Emmanuel Picard, David Peyrade, Jean-Claude Rodier, Thomas Charvolin, Philippe Lalanne, Frédérique de Fornel, and Emmanuel Hadji, "A near-field actuated optical nanocavity," Opt. Express 16, 279-286 (2008)

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