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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3861–3871

Compact and low power consumption tunable photonic crystal nanobeam cavity

William S. Fegadolli, José E. B. Oliveira, Vilson R. Almeida, and Axel Scherer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3861-3871 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003861


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Abstract

A proof-of-concept for a new and entirely CMOS compatible tunable nanobeam cavity is demonstrated in this paper. Preliminary results show that a compact nanobeam cavity (~20 μm2) with high Q-factor (~50,000) and integrated with a micro-heater atop, is able of tuning the resonant wavelength up to 15 nm with low power consumption (0.35nm/mW), and of attaining high modulation depth with only ~100 μW. Additionally, a tunable bi-stable behavior is reported.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2013
Published: February 7, 2013

Citation
William S. Fegadolli, José E. B. Oliveira, Vilson R. Almeida, and Axel Scherer, "Compact and low power consumption tunable photonic crystal nanobeam cavity," Opt. Express 21, 3861-3871 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3861


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