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2D Photonic crystal thermo-optic switch based on AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial structure

Camargo, E.A., Chong, H.M.H. and De La Rue, R.M. (2004) 2D Photonic crystal thermo-optic switch based on AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial structure Optics Express, 12, (4), pp. 588-592.

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The realisation of a thermo-optically controlled symmetric Mach- Zehnder interferometer switch based on an AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial waveguide structure operating at wavelengths in the region of ? = 1550 nm is reported. The device is based on a very compact two-dimensional photonic crystal channel waveguide structure. The measured and simulated transmission spectra for the devices are in good agreement. The ?-phase shift switching power for the device is as low as 42 mW.

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Published date: February 2004
Keywords: optical devices, optoelectronics, photonic integrated circuits


Local EPrints ID: 48672
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 45eb3e75-d66d-439e-aa73-146274f6312c

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Date deposited: 08 Oct 2007
Last modified: 21 Oct 2017 13:46

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