Ferroelectric-Cladded Tunable Silicon Photonic Coupler

  • M. MishraEmail author
  • F. Morichetti
  • Nikhil R. Das
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 41)


A silicon photonic directional coupler with ferroelectric cladding has been studied. It is shown that the domain switching in ferroelectric material can be utilized to reduce continuous power consumption and thermal noise in dense photonic integrated circuits when compared to conventional thermo-optic actuators.


Actuator Directional coupler Tunable Ferroelectric Nonvolatile 



This work is financially supported by INSPIRE Fellowship program of Department of Science and Technology (DST), India (IF 150280). The authors also acknowledge the research support under Erasmus LEADERS program and the Italian Fondazione Cariplo Project ACTIO (Rif. 2016-0881).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Radio Physics and ElectronicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics Information and BioengineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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