Photoconductive photonic crystal switch

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Authors

  • William J. Otter
  • Elpida Episkopou
  • Yun Zhou
  • Norbert Klein
  • Andrew S. Holmes
  • Stepan Lucyszyn

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Imperial College London
  • Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering
  • Department of Materials

Abstract

We demonstrate a single-pole single-throw switch in W-band based on the optical illumination of a defect waveguide in a photonic crystal. Simulations show that an extinction ratio of greater than 40 dB between 89 and 101 GHz is possible. Measurements at 99 GHz confirm this extinction ratio.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013 - Mainz, Germany
Duration: 1 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Conference

Conference2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013
CountryGermany
CityMainz
Period1/09/136/09/13