Photonic-on-a-chip: A thermal actuated Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a molecular thermometer based on a single di-ureasil organic-inorganic hybrid

R.A.S. Ferreira (Corresponding Author), C.D.S. Brites, C.M.S. Vicente, P.P. Lima, A.R.N. Bastos, P.G. Marques, Marianne Hiltunen, L.D. Carlos (Corresponding Author), P.S. André (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

An integrated photonic‐on‐a‐chip device based on a single organic‐inorganic di‐ureasil hybrid was fabricated for optical waveguide and temperature sensing. The device is composed by a thermal actuated Mach‐Zehnder (MZ) interferometer operating with a switching power of 0.011 W and a maximum temperature difference between branches of 0.89 ºC. The MZ interferometer is covered by a Eu3+/Tb3+ co‐doped di‐ureasil luminescent molecular thermometer with a temperature uncertainty of 0.1ºC and a spatial resolution of 13 µm. This is an uncommon example in which the same material (an organic‐inorganic hybrid) that is used to fabricate a particular device (a thermal‐actuated MZ interferometer) is also used to measure one of the device intrinsic properties (the operating temperature). The photonic‐on‐a‐chip example discussed here can be applied to sense temperature gradients with high resolution (10−3 ºC·µm−1) in chip‐scale heat engines or refrigerators, magnetic nanocontacts and energy‐harvesting machines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1035
Number of pages8
JournalLaser and Photonics Reviews
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • optically active materials
  • organic-Inorganic hybrids
  • photoluminescence
  • photonic-on-a-chip device
  • photonics

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Ferreira, R. A. S., Brites, C. D. S., Vicente, C. M. S., Lima, P. P., Bastos, A. R. N., Marques, P. G., ... André, P. S. (2013). Photonic-on-a-chip: A thermal actuated Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a molecular thermometer based on a single di-ureasil organic-inorganic hybrid. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 7(6), 1027-1035. https://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201300080
Ferreira, R.A.S. ; Brites, C.D.S. ; Vicente, C.M.S. ; Lima, P.P. ; Bastos, A.R.N. ; Marques, P.G. ; Hiltunen, Marianne ; Carlos, L.D. ; André, P.S. / Photonic-on-a-chip : A thermal actuated Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a molecular thermometer based on a single di-ureasil organic-inorganic hybrid. In: Laser and Photonics Reviews. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 1027-1035.
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In: Laser and Photonics Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 6, 2013, p. 1027-1035.

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