Thermo-optic tuning of silicon on insulator photonic crystal microcavity


Chong, H M H and De La Rue, R M (2004) Thermo-optic tuning of silicon on insulator photonic crystal microcavity. In, PROCEEDS OF SPIE PHOTONIC CRYSTAL MATERIALS AND NANOSTRUCTURES, Strasbourg, , 318-322.

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We have experimentally realised a tunable photonic crystal microcavity with in-filling holes in silicon-on-insulator waveguide by using thermooptic effect. A thin film nichrome heater has been integrated onto the microcavity where a change in temperature (and consequent change in the refractive index of the silicon core) produced a peak resonance shift at the wavelength region = 1530 nm. A peak resonance shift of 5 nm towards longer wavelengths was achieved when the heater was switched on to a current of 1.2 mA - while maintaining high Q-factor value in the microcavity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 27th April 2004
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
ePrint ID: 264977
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2007 10:10
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:09
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264977

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