Feasibility of an all optical switch based on a cylindrical micro resonators and liquid crystals

Luigi Sirleto, J.W. Klunder, Alfred Driessen, I. Rendina, G. Abbate

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    Recently an ever-increasing activity in the area of coupling between optical waveguide and ring or micro resonator has been developed. Devices based on this coupling held the promise of a new modality of light switching, amplification and modulation. In this paper the feasibility of an all optical switch based on the integration of the potentiality of microcavity resonator and organic materials having large nonlinearities, i.e. liquid crystals (LC's), is discussed. The device is based on silicon technology with hybrid integration ofliquid crystals as a nonlinear material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLaser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration
    EditorsJohn Gerard McInerney, Ephraim Suhir, Alfred Driessen, Roel G. Baets
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
    PublisherSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-4742-0
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2002
    EventSPIE Photonics Fabrication Europe 2002 - Bruges, Belgium
    Duration: 28 Oct 20021 Nov 2002

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X
    ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


    ConferenceSPIE Photonics Fabrication Europe 2002


    • METIS-212436

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