Recirculation-enhanced switching in photonic crystal Mach-Zehnder interferometers

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dc.contributor.author White, Tom en_US
dc.contributor.author De Sterke, C en_US
dc.contributor.author Mcphedran, Ross en_US
dc.contributor.author Huang, Tom en_US
dc.contributor.author Botten, Lindsay en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T04:10:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T04:10:34Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000133 en_US
dc.identifier.citation White Tom et al. 2004, 'Recirculation-enhanced switching in photonic crystal Mach-Zehnder interferometers', Optical Soc Amer, vol. 12, no. 13, pp. 3035-3045. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1094-4087 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/476
dc.description.abstract We show that Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) formed from waveguides in a perfectly reflecting cladding can display manifestly different transmission characteristics to conventional MZIs due to mode recirculation and resonant reflection. Understanding and exploiting this behavior, rather than avoiding it, may lead to improved performance of photonic crystal (PC) based MZIs, for which cladding radiation is forbidden for frequencies within a photonic bandgap. Mode recirculation in such devices can result in a significantly sharper switching response than in conventional interferometers. A simple and accurate analytic model is presented and we propose specific PC structures with both high and low refractive index backgrounds that display these properties. en_US
dc.publisher Optical Soc Amer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003035 en_US
dc.rights This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003035 . Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law
dc.title Recirculation-enhanced switching in photonic crystal Mach-Zehnder interferometers en_US
dc.parent Optics Express en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 13 en_US
dc.publocation Washington en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3035 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3045 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 020500 en_US
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dc.personcode 0000018208 en_US
dc.personcode 100021 en_US
dc.personcode 0000021910 en_US
dc.personcode 780055 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Optical Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 780055 en_US


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