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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Multimode interference photonic switches
Author(s): Abdulaziz M. Al-hetar; Abu Sahmah M. Supa'at; A. B. Mohammad; I. Yulianti

Paper Abstract

Photonic switches are becoming key components in advanced optical networks due to their various applications in optical communication. One of the key advantages of photonic switches is the fact that they redirect or convert light without any optical to electronic conversions and vice versa. As one type of optical switch, multimode interference (MMI) switches have received more attention in recent years due to their significant role. The structure and operation principle of various types of MMI switches are introduced, and the recent progresses of MMI switches are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(11) 112001 doi: 10.1117/1.3028349
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Abdulaziz M. Al-hetar, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Abu Sahmah M. Supa'at, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
A. B. Mohammad, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
I. Yulianti, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)


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