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Total internal reflection optical switch in SOI with defect engineered barrier region

Thomson, D, Reed, G, Knights, A, Yang, P, Gardes, F, Smith, A and Litvinenko, K (2010) Total internal reflection optical switch in SOI with defect engineered barrier region Journal of Lightwave Technology, 28 (17). 2483 - 2491. ISSN 0733-8724

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Abstract

Total internal reflection optical switches offer a switching operation which can be wavelength insensitive, thermally stable and polarisation independent. The implementation of such a switch based upon carrier injection in silicon is difficult due to the long diffusion lengths of injected free carriers. In this paper experimental results are presented which show that a reflective type switching operation is obtainable if a barrier formed of defective silicon is used to reduce free carrier diffusion.

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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Photonics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7870

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