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|Title:||Dynamic tuning of an optical resonator through MEMS-driven coupled photonic crystal nanocavities|
|Citation:||Chew, X., Zhou, G., Chau, F.S., Deng, J., Tang, X., Loke, Y.C. (2010-08-01). Dynamic tuning of an optical resonator through MEMS-driven coupled photonic crystal nanocavities. Optics Letters 35 (15) : 2517-2519. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002517|
|Abstract:||We present dynamic tuning or optical resonance using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-driven coupled photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavities. The device consists of an air-suspended one-dimensional PhC nanocavity coupled to input and output waveguides and a perturbing nanocavity attached to a submicrometer MEMS comb drive. Resonance tuning is achieved through varying the gap between the two coupled cavities. We demonstrate experimentally that resonance can be tuned up to 8 nm with no significant deterioration in the Q factor. The proposed mechanism potentially enables a new platform of on-chip photonic devices that can achieve a large tuning range with low power and small footprint and may find useful applications in tunable optical/photonic devices. © 2010 Optical Society of America.|
|Source Title:||Optics Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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