18 August 2005 Electrooptically tunable photonic crystal
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Abstract
We report on electrooptical modulation with a sub 1Volt sensititivity in a photonic crystal slab waveguide resonator which contains a nanostructured nonlinear optical polymer. The electrooptical susceptibility in the core was induced by high-electric-field poling. A square lattice of holes carrying a linear defect was transferred into the slab, creating a photonic crystal slab based resonator. Applying an external electric modulation voltage to electrodes placed underneath and on top of the assembly leads to a modulation of the transmission at a fixed wavelength. This modulation effect is based on the electronic displacement polarization in a noncentrosymmetric medium (Pockels-effect) and is therefore inherently by more than three orders of magnitude faster than any other reported electrooptic modulation effect in nanophotonics.
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M. Schmidt, M. Schmidt, M. Eich, M. Eich, U. Huebner, U. Huebner, W. Morgenroth, W. Morgenroth, R. Boucher, R. Boucher, H. G. Meyer, H. G. Meyer, } "Electrooptically tunable photonic crystal", Proc. SPIE 5935, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V, 59350J (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624706; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.624706
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