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Polymer-glass-waveguide all-optical switches
Author(s): J. Y. Chen; S. Iraj Najafi; Seppo Honkanen
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Paper Abstract

Two polymer-glass-waveguide all-optical switches are proposed. One consists of an X-branch channel glass waveguide with a strip of nonlinear polymer on the center top of two-mode region (double width). It is based upon the power-dependent two-mode interference principle. Another is composed of an asymmetric Y-branch glass waveguide with a strip of nonlinear polymer on top of one branch. It is an adiabatic type all-optical switch. Theoretical analyses show that, by properly choosing device structure parameters, low crosstalk or even complete switchings are possible with low optical power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141905
Show Author Affiliations
J. Y. Chen, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)
Seppo Honkanen, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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