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Nanophotonic Optical Switching Using Digital Metamaterials and Photochromism.

  title={Nanophotonic Optical Switching Using Digital Metamaterials and Photochromism.},
  author={Apratim Majumder and Mark K. Mondol and Trisha L. Andrew and Rajesh Menon},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
Optical switches are one of the most important elements of integrated photonics. Here, we designed, fabricated and characterized several nanophotonic optical switches (NOSs) in silicon that exhibit ultra-compact footprint, along with excellent extinction ratios and operating bandwidths. Simulations indicate that our best device of dimensions 3umX3um and 0.3um device height can provide about 10dB extinction ratio with a bandwidth of 12nm, centered at the design wavelength of 1550nm. Three… 

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