Dynamic response of silicon photonic variable-gap waveguide coupler switch

S. Abe, M. H. Chu, T. Sasaki, K. Hane

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Abstract

Dynamic response of a silicon photonic nanowire-waveguide microelectromechanical switch is studied theoretically and experimentally. The switching mechanism is based on gap-variation of a directional waveguide coupler consisting of 400-nm-wide and 260-nm-thick waveguides. Analyzing an electrical and mechanical model, an optimum switching rise-time is estimated to be around 10 μsec. The rise-time measured from the optical output intensity was 18 μsec under a condition of slightly overdumping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages79-80
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780992841423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 14
Event2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Aug 172014 Aug 21

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics
ISSN (Print)2160-5033
ISSN (Electronic)2160-5041

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period14/8/1714/8/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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