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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 35–37

All-optical tunability of In Ga As P In P microdisk resonator by infrared light irradiation

M. Beaugeois, B. Pinchemel, M. Bouazaoui, M. Lesecq, S. Maricot, and J. P. Vilcot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 35-37 (2007)

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We report the optical characterization of an InP structure constituted by waveguides coupled to microcavity disk resonators. The lateral waveguide confinement is obtained by deep reactive ion etching through the guiding layer. We demonstrate the possibility of tuning optically the resonance wavelength into the illuminating disk resonator. We obtained a blueshift of 3 nm by laser irradiation at 980 nm corresponding to a photoinduced change in the effective refractive index of 6 × 10 3 . The InP structure behaves as a tunable optical demultiplexer.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2006
Published: December 13, 2006

M. Beaugeois, B. Pinchemel, M. Bouazaoui, M. Lesecq, S. Maricot, and J. P. Vilcot, "All-optical tunability of InGaAsP/InP microdisk resonator by infrared light irradiation," Opt. Lett. 32, 35-37 (2007)

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