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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8705–8712

Programmable photonic crystal nanobeam cavities

Ian W. Frank, Parag B. Deotare, Murray W. McCutcheon, and Marko Lončar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8705-8712 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.008705


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Abstract

We present dynamically reconfigurable photonic crystal nanobeam cavities, operating at ~1550 nm, that can be continuously and reversibly tuned over a 9.5 nm wavelength range. The devices are formed by two coupled nanobeam cavities, and the tuning is achieved by varying the lateral gap between the nanobeams. An electrostatic force, obtained by applying bias voltages directly to the nanobeams, is used to control the spacing between the nanobeams, which in turn results in tuning of the cavity resonance. The observed tuning trends were confirmed through simulations that modeled the electrostatic actuation as well as the optical resonances in our reconfigurable geometries.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2010
Published: April 9, 2010

Citation
Ian W. Frank, Parag B. Deotare, Murray W. McCutcheon, and Marko Lončar, "Programmable photonic crystal nanobeam cavities," Opt. Express 18, 8705-8712 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-8705


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