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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2003
  • pp: 405–407

Mach Zehnder interferometer employing coupled-resonator optical waveguides

Alejandro Martinez, Amadeu Griol, Pablo Sanchis, and Javier Marti  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 405-407 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000405


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Abstract

A simple theoretical model of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) consisting of two coupled-resonator optical waveguides with different lengths is proposed and experimentally demonstrated at microwave frequencies. Good agreement between theoretical and experimental results is observed. MZIs in planar photonic crystals may become key building blocks in the development of microscale optical integrated devices such as filters, demultiplexers, switches, and modulators.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

Citation
Alejandro Martinez, Amadeu Griol, Pablo Sanchis, and Javier Marti, "Mach Zehnder interferometer employing coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 28, 405-407 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-6-405


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