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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2644–2646

Slow-light total-internal-reflection switch with bending angle of 30 deg

Ayumi Fuchida, Akihiro Matsutani, and Fumio Koyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2644-2646 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002644


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Abstract

Slowing light in a Bragg reflector waveguide is used to miniaturize optical waveguide switches. We can realize a giant equivalent refractive index change induced by carrier injection near a cutoff wavelength due to its large waveguide dispersion. We fabricate and characterize a reflection-type slow-light switch. Input light is reflected at the off state due to an equivalent index difference between an oxide aperture and an oxide region, while it passes through at the on state, since the equivalent index difference is compensated using carrier injection. We obtained a large bending angle of 30 ° with total internal reflection of slow light.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

Citation
Ayumi Fuchida, Akihiro Matsutani, and Fumio Koyama, "Slow-light total-internal-reflection switch with bending angle of 30 deg," Opt. Lett. 36, 2644-2646 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2644


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