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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    temperature gradients
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    Refrigerators
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    optical waveguides
    Thermal gradients
    spatial resolution
    temperature

    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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