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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 20884–20893

6-micron interaction length electro-optic modulation based on lithium niobate photonic crystal cavity

H. Lu, B. Sadani, G. Ulliac, N. Courjal, C. Guyot, J. -M. Merolla, M. Collet, F. I. Baida, and M.-P. Bernal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 20884-20893 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.020884


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Abstract

We report on electro-optic modulation using a Lithium Niobate (LN) Photonic Crystal (PC) cavity structure. The compact device (6 μm in length) consists of a 2D photonic crystal cavity made on an Annealed Proton Exchange (APE) LN waveguide with vertical deposited electrodes. Experimental results show a tunability of 0.6 nm/V. This compact design opens a way towards micro and nano-scale tunable photonic devices with low driving electrical power.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2012
Published: August 28, 2012

Citation
H. Lu, B. Sadani, G. Ulliac, N. Courjal, C. Guyot, J. -M. Merolla, M. Collet, F. I. Baida, and M.-P. Bernal, "6-micron interaction length electro-optic modulation based on lithium niobate photonic crystal cavity," Opt. Express 20, 20884-20893 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-20884


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