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.
    Original languageUndefined
    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
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2009
    EventInternational Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2009 - Pisa, Italy
    Duration: 15 Sep 200919 Sep 2009

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    PublisherIEEE Photonics in Switching

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2009
    Period15/09/0919/09/09
    Other15-19 September 2009

    Keywords

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

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