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Low-crosstalk electro-optic switch with relaxed switching voltage control
Author(s): Suwat Thaniyavarn; Jack Lin
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Paper Abstract

An electro-optic lithium niobate waveguide switch using a symmetric 1 X 2 directional coupler structure and a two-section, unequal-length, (Delta) (beta) phase-reversal electrode is described. The device exhibits a step-like response to switching voltage. This response eliminates the need for precise voltage control to achieve low crosstalk. Switching characteristics of the device and experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212699
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Suwat Thaniyavarn, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Jack Lin, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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