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A biosensor application of vertically coupled glass microring resonators withQ ∼ 12000 is introduced. Using balanced photodetection, very high signal to noise ratios, and thus high sensitivity to refractive index changes (limit of detection of 1.8 × 10−5 refractive index units), are achieved. Ellipsometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results(More)
Subwavelength conductor-gap-silicon plasmonic waveguides along with compact S-bends and Y-splitters were theoretically investigated and experimentally demonstrated on a silicon-on-insulator platform. A thin SiO2 gap between the conductor layer and silicon core provides subwavelength confinement of light while a long propagation length of 40 microm was(More)
Dupuytren's disease is the "classical" hand illness of the north: it affects people of Celtic or Viking descent throughout the whole of northern Europe, whereas it is an unknown disease in the Mediterranean region. Dupuytren's contracture appears to be an extremity-related disease. Owing to the unclear etiology and a lack of up-to-date demographic data for(More)
Vertically coupled microring resonator channel-dropping filters are demonstrated in the GaInAsP-InP material system. These devices were fabricated without regrowth. In this method, low-loss single-mode waveguides are removed from the growth substrate and bonded to a GaAs transfer substrate with benzocyclobutene. This permits fabrication of vertically(More)
We demonstrate an all-optical NOR logic gate based on symmetric GaAs-AlGaAs microring resonators whose resonances are closely matched. Two input pump data streams are tuned close to one resonance of the symmetric microrings to switch a probe beam tuned to another resonance by two-photon absorption. The switching energy of the gate is 20 pJ/pulse, and the(More)
Die klassische “Handerkrankung” des Nordens ist der Morbus Dupuytren: heimgesucht werden keltische oder Wikinger-Nachfahren in ganz Nordeuropa, während das Krankheitsbild im Mittelmeerraum unbekannt ist. Nur vordergründig scheint der Morbus Dupuytren ein extremitätenchirurgisches Problem zu sein. Bei unbekannter Ätiologie und Mangel an aktuellen,(More)
We demonstrate the fine tuning capability of femtosecond laser surface modification as a permanent trimming mechanism for silicon photonic components. Silicon microring resonators with a 15 µm radius were irradiated with single 400 nm wavelength laser pulses at varying fluences. Below the laser ablation threshold, surface amorphization of the crystalline(More)
Specific detection of proteins is demonstrated using planar photonic crystal waveguides. Using immobilized biotin as probe, streptavidin was captured, causing the waveguide mode cut-off to red-shift. The device was shown to detect a 2.5 nm streptavidin film with a 0.86 nm cut-off red-shift. An improved photonic crystal waveguide sensor design is also(More)
We report the experimental realization of horizontal plasmonic slot waveguides capable of subdiffraction modal confinement at IR wavelengths. These waveguides have a propagation length of approximately 6 lambda(g) and are monolithically integrated with conventional silicon photonic waveguides on the same silicon-on-insulator platform. Direct coupling of(More)
We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of all-optical time-division demultiplexing and spatial pulse routing in a compact nonlinear GaAs/AlGaAs microring resonator operating at 1.55 microm . Switching is through the refractive-index change induced by two-photon absorption. The switching time of the device, limited by the ring-charging(More)