MEMS-actuated photonic crystal switches


Lee M., Hah D. , Lau E., Toshiyoshi H., Wu M.

IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, cilt.18, ss.358-360, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 18
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lpt.2005.861957
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.358-360

Özet

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.