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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3506–3508

Selective polarization mode excitation in InGaAs/GaAs microtubes

Zhaobing Tian, Venkat Veerasubramanian, Pablo Bianucci, Zetian Mi, Andrew G. Kirk, and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3506-3508 (2011)

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We report on selective polarization mode excitation in InGaAs/GaAs rolled-up microtubes. The microtubes are fabricated by selectively releasing a coherently strained InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot layer from its host GaAs substrate. An optical fiber abrupt taper is used to pick up the microtube, while an adiabatically tapered optical fiber is used to couple light into the resonant optical modes of the microtube. By varying the polarization of the light in the adiabatically tapered fiber both transverse electric and transverse magnetic modes are observed in the microtube. We also show that the microtube can be used as a red ( 0.6 μm ) to infrared light ( 1.5 μm ) optical-optical modulator taking advantage of the thermal-optical effect.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

Zhaobing Tian, Venkat Veerasubramanian, Pablo Bianucci, Zetian Mi, Andrew G. Kirk, and David V. Plant, "Selective polarization mode excitation in InGaAs/GaAs microtubes," Opt. Lett. 36, 3506-3508 (2011)

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