Mechano-optical wavelength tuning in a photonic crystal microcavity with sub-1 V drive voltage

S.M. Chakkalakkal Abdulla, L.J. Kauppinen, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen, R.M. de Ridder

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    Abstract

    A micro-bimorph cantilever with self-aligned nano-tips is monolithically integrated with a photonic crystal based device using optical and deep-UV lithography techniques. Upon electrostatic actuation, the dielectric nano-tips perturb the optical field providing electromechano-optical modulation of light. Static tuning of the optical transmission spectra by more than 600 pm is measured with a sub – 1 V drive voltage, resulting in a modulation as high as 21 dB. The observed strong electromechano-optical effect may find application in power efficient devices for optical communication networks, e.g. as wavelength routing element.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)2010-2012
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics letters
    Volume37
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • TST-FABRICATION
    • EWI-21919
    • IOMS-PCS: PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
    • METIS-286391
    • IR-80523

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    Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S.M. ; Kauppinen, L.J. ; Krijnen, Gijsbertus J.M. ; de Ridder, R.M. / Mechano-optical wavelength tuning in a photonic crystal microcavity with sub-1 V drive voltage. In: Optics letters. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 11. pp. 2010-2012.
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    Mechano-optical wavelength tuning in a photonic crystal microcavity with sub-1 V drive voltage. / Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S.M.; Kauppinen, L.J.; Krijnen, Gijsbertus J.M.; de Ridder, R.M.

    In: Optics letters, Vol. 37, No. 11, 2012, p. 2010-2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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