Photonic crystal cavity-based Y splitter for mechano-optical switching

L.J. Kauppinen, Tjeerd J. Pinkert, Hugo Hoekstra, R.M. de Ridder

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    Abstract

    We propose a Y splitter in a two-dimensional photonic crystal with a triangular lattice of air holes suitable for mechanooptical switching. Full switching between the two output ports can be achieved at a certain wavelength owing to the presence of a resonant central cavity with well-chosen symmetry. Experimental results confirm the operation of the device and its potential as an ultracompact mechanical switch.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)966-968
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE photonics technology letters
    Volume22
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • IOMS-PCS: PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
    • Photonic crystal (PhC)
    • switch
    • IR-72179
    • Silicon
    • METIS-270880
    • EWI-18078

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