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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15098–15108

Tunable optical coupler controlled by optical gradient forces

King Y. Fong, Wolfram H.P. Pernice, Mo Li, and Hong X. Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15098-15108 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015098


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Abstract

We demonstrate optical gradient force-tunable directional couplers in free-standing silicon nitride slot waveguides. Utilizing device geometries optimized for strong optomechanical interactions allows us to control the optical transmission without the aid of a cavity. Static, wideband tuning as well as low-power optical modulation is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Citation
King Y. Fong, Wolfram H.P. Pernice, Mo Li, and Hong X. Tang, "Tunable optical coupler controlled by optical gradient forces," Opt. Express 19, 15098-15108 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15098


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