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Demonstration of an integrated optical switch in a silicon photonic crystal directional coupler

Beggs, Daryl M.; White, Thomas; Cairns, L.; O'Faolain, Liam; Krauss, Thomas F

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We demonstrate a silicon photonic crystal (PhC) directional coupler optical switch. By engineering the supermodes of the coupled system to provide a slow-light region, the switch has a total length of just 4.9 μm. Thermo-optic switching with a 20 μs res

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79960
Source: Physica E
DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2008.08.034

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