Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals

S.M. Chakkalakkal Abdulla, Johan W. Berenschot, Meint J. de Boer, L.J. Kauppinen, R.M. de Ridder, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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Abstract

We propose to use electrostatically actuated micro bimorph cantilevers with tips for nanometric perturbations in the evanescent field of various resonators and photonic band gap crystals (PBG) using a self aligning technology. Since in PBG and in other high optical index contrast structures the interaction of evanescent field with mechanical elements start to play a role typically with a distance <400 nanometers, the required cantilever strokes for switching can be accordingly small. This allows for fabrication of relative stiff cantilevers with resonance frequencies in the MHz range. In this contribution we describe the technology for such devices, the optimization studies of the cantilever designs and measurements of mechano-optical interactions using an AFM based cantilever.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009
Place of PublicationPisa (Italy)
PublisherIEEE Photonics in Switching
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3856-3
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StatePublished - 15 Sep 2009

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Photonics
Energy gap
Crystals
Evanescent fields
Resonators
Fabrication

Keywords

  • METIS-264427
  • IR-69605
  • EWI-16188
  • IOMS-PCS: PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
  • TST-ACTUATORS

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Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S. M., Berenschot, J. W., de Boer, M. J., Kauppinen, L. J., de Ridder, R. M., & Krijnen, G. J. M. (2009). Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009 (pp. 1-2). [10.1109/PS.2009.5307803] Pisa (Italy): IEEE Photonics in Switching. DOI: 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803

Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S.M.; Berenschot, Johan W.; de Boer, Meint J.; Kauppinen, L.J.; de Ridder, R.M.; Krijnen, Gijsbertus J.M. / Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009. Pisa (Italy) : IEEE Photonics in Switching, 2009. p. 1-2 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803.

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Chakkalakkal Abdulla, SM, Berenschot, JW, de Boer, MJ, Kauppinen, LJ, de Ridder, RM & Krijnen, GJM 2009, Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009., 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803, IEEE Photonics in Switching, Pisa (Italy), pp. 1-2. DOI: 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803

Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals. / Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S.M.; Berenschot, Johan W.; de Boer, Meint J.; Kauppinen, L.J.; de Ridder, R.M.; Krijnen, Gijsbertus J.M.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009. Pisa (Italy) : IEEE Photonics in Switching, 2009. p. 1-2 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Chakkalakkal Abdulla SM, Berenschot JW, de Boer MJ, Kauppinen LJ, de Ridder RM, Krijnen GJM. Optimisation study of micro cantilevers for switching of photonic band gap crystals. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics in Switching 2009. Pisa (Italy): IEEE Photonics in Switching. 2009. p. 1-2. 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/PS.2009.5307803