IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol.18, pp.358-360, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
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IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices, optical switches, waveguide switches, FABRICATION
Abdullah Gül University Affiliated:
A compact guided-wave optical switch is realized by integrating one-dimensional photonic crystals with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) actuators. The ON-OFF switching is achieved by physically moving a photonic crystal defect. Experimental results show an extinction ratio of 11 dB at 1.56-Am wavelength and a 0.5-ms time constant of the step response.