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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2974–2981

Enhanced electro-optical lithium niobate photonic crystal wire waveguide on a smart-cut thin film

H. Lu, B. Sadani, N. Courjal, G. Ulliac, N. Smith, V. Stenger, M. Collet, F. I. Baida, and M.-P. Bernal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2974-2981 (2012)

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We report an electro-optically tunable photonic crystal linear cavity etched on a 200 nm lithium niobate waveguide ridge. The photonic crystal cavity and the ridge are both fabricated on a 1 μm thin film of lithium niobate obtained by smart-cut technology. The photonic crystal, of area 4x0.8 μm2, has been engineered to work in a slow light configuration so that the electro-optic effect is 20 times more important than in bulk material.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2012
Published: January 24, 2012

H. Lu, B. Sadani, N. Courjal, G. Ulliac, N. Smith, V. Stenger, M. Collet, F. I. Baida, and M.-P. Bernal, "Enhanced electro-optical lithium niobate photonic crystal wire waveguide on a smart-cut thin film," Opt. Express 20, 2974-2981 (2012)

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