Electrochemical Optical Actuators: Controlling the Light through Ions

Morichetti, F. et al. (2016) Electrochemical Optical Actuators: Controlling the Light through Ions. In: 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016), Trento, Italy, 10-14 Jul 2016, ISBN 9781509014675 (doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550296)

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The insertion of mobile ions and coupled changes of electron concentration are exploited to induce a non-volatile and reversible change of the optical properties of mixed ionic and electronic conductors (MIECs). The physical mechanisms responsible for the change of the real and imaginary part of the MIECs' refractive index upon ion-intercalation are extensively investigated in the visible and near-IR range. Applications of the proposed electrochemically driven optical actuators are discussed for the manipulation of the light in an optical chip.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Klitis, Dr Charalambos and Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Morichetti, F., Zanotto, S., Blancato, A., Berkemeier, F., Castro, M. M., Buchheit, A., Wiemhöfer, H.-D., Schmitz, G., Klitis, C., Sorel, M., and Melloni, A.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > James Watt Nanofabrication Centre
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
661771BBOI: Breaking the Barrier on Optical IntegrationMarc SorelEuropean Commission (EC)323734ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG