Chalcogenide glass photonic crystals: progress and prospects
Christian Grillet, Michael W Lee, Xin Gai, Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, Christelle Monat, Eric Maegi, David J Moss, Benjamin J Eggleton, Steve Madden, Duk-Yong Choi, Douglas Bulla, Barry Luther-Davies, A Adibi (ed.), SY Lin (ed.), A Scherer (ed.)
PHOTONIC AND PHONONIC CRYSTAL MATERIALS AND DEVICES X | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2010
In this review, we discuss the progress and prospects offered by chalcogenide glass photonic crystals. We show that by making photonic crystals from a highly-nonlinear chalcogenide glass, we have the potential to integrate a variety of active devices into a photonic chip. We describe the testing of two-dimensional Ge33As12Se55 chalcogenide glass photonic crystal membrane devices (waveguides and microcavities). We then demonstrate the ability to not only post-tune the devices properties but also create high Q cavities by using the material photosensitivity. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.