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InP, vertically coupled microdisk resonator/waveguide switches with a gain active region are demonstrated. The devices exhibit single-mode operation, large free-spectral range of 10 nm, and a high-quality factor of 5700. The introduction of a quantum-well region inside the cavity provides a way of gain trimming the resonant characteristics. Active switches, routers, and filters with tunable bandwidth based on these devices are envisioned as part of a wavelength division multiplexing system. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.