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Optical Engineering

Low power 2×2 thermo-optic polymer waveguide switch
Author(s): Lei Gao; Yunfei Yan; Xiaoqiang Sun; Caiping Kang; Jie Sun; Fei Wang; Da-Ming Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A low-power 2×2 multimode interference-Mach Zehnder interferometer thermo-optic switch is proposed and fabricated using a cross-linkable negative photoresist as core material. The waveguide can be easily fabricated by direct ultraviolet photolithography and wet etching processes. The experiment results show that the switch has a low switching power of 6.9 mW and a switching time of 0.4 ms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(12) 124601 doi: 10.1117/1.3269684
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Gao, Jilin Univ. (China)
Yunfei Yan, Jilin Univ. (China)
Xiaoqiang Sun, Jilin Univ. (China)
Caiping Kang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Jie Sun, Jilin Univ. (China)
Fei Wang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Da-Ming Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)


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