Optical switch based on microring resonators and phase change materials

M. Rudé, J. Pello, R.E. Simpson, J.J.G.M. van der Tol, V. Pruneri

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Abstract

By exploiting the high contrast in the optical properties of the phase change material Ge2Sb2Te5 between its amorphous and its crystalline stable phases (ncryst-namor=2.5 and kcryst-kamor=1 at 1.55 μm) [1] a thin film (20 nm) of this material deposited on top of a microring resonator can be used to modify its losses and effective refractive index, thus changing the position and shape of the resonances in the transmission spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0594-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 - ICM Centre of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013
http://2013.cleoeurope.org/

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
Abbreviated titleCLEO®/Europe-IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13
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