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Magnetohydrodynamics-based microfluidic optical switch
Author(s): Jiangyun Miao; Jing Wan; Feng Sun; Mingxian Guo; Zhaosong Wang
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Paper Abstract

As one of the core devices in all-optical networks, optical switches can convert optical signal physically and logically. Here a 2×2 microfluidic optical switch is proposed. It switches the optical path by ionic liquid and air in a microchannel, and uses the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) microfluidic drive technology. The proposed optical switch possesses the merits of simple structure, easy operation and low actuation voltage. There are no movable mechanical parts in this optical switch, so its volume is small. The structure, working principle and related theory of the proposed optical switch are described in this paper. The conducted research can promote the application of microfluidics in the optical communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11170, 14th National Conference on Laser Technology and Optoelectronics (LTO 2019), 111702N (17 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533730
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Jiangyun Miao, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jing Wan, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Feng Sun, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Mingxian Guo, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Zhaosong Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11170:
14th National Conference on Laser Technology and Optoelectronics (LTO 2019)
Jianqiang Zhu; Weibiao Chen; Zhenxi Zhang; Minlin Zhong; Pu Wang; Jianrong Qiu, Editor(s)

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