Photonic crystal waveguide switches with movable slabs

Kazuhiro Hane, Ken Ichi Umemori, Yoshiaki Kanamori

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Abstract

Photonic crystal waveguide switches with movable micro- electro-mechanical actuators are proposed and fabricated by silicon micromachining. The switch structure consists of in-line input and output photonic crystal waveguide slabs, and a switching slab to bridge the gap between the waveguides. By driving the switching slab with a micro electro-mechanical actuator, the transmission between the waveguides is modulated. For driving the slabs, two kinds of actuator, i.e., vertical and parallel motion actuators are proposed for the respective switches. The switching characteristics are also investigated by calculations using the finite-difference time-domain method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
VolumeE90-C
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

Keywords

  • MEMS
  • Microactuator
  • Optical switch
  • Photonic crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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