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Transverse Bragg-resonant enhancement of modulation and switching

Liang, Wei and Xu, Yong and Choi, John M. and Yariv, Amnon and Ng, Willie (2004) Transverse Bragg-resonant enhancement of modulation and switching. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 16 (10). pp. 2236-2238. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LIAieeeptl04

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Abstract

We demonstrate theoretically that the electrooptic phase retardation, hence, modulation, can be enhanced very substantially in transverse Bragg resonance (TBR) waveguides. This enhancement is due fundamentally to the strong dependence of the dispersion of the TBR waveguide on the Bragg condition. Both theoretical and numerical analysis show that this enhancement can be used to improve the performance of directional coupler switches and electroabsorption modulators, leading potentially to major reductions in the device size or the switching voltage/current.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 2004 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 29, 2003; revised June 8, 2004. [Posted online: 2004-09-27] This paper was supported in part by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in part by the Department of Defence, and in part by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Subject Keywords:Electrooptic modulation, electrooptic switches, optical directional couplers, waveguides
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2004.834559
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