Silicon microspheres for optical modulation applications

Yuce E., Murib M. S., GÜRLÜ O., SERPENGÜZEL A.

Conference on Photonic Materials, Devices and Applications III, Dresden, Germany, 4 - 06 May 2009, vol.7366 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7366
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.821184
  • City: Dresden
  • Country: Germany
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A silicon microsphere coupled to a silica optical fiber half coupler is excited using a diode laser operating at 1.55 mu m. The transmitted and the 90 degrees elastically scattered light signals are modulated with an electrical square wave applied to the silicon microsphere.