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Optical switch with a hot bubble
Author(s): Simo Zhang; Jing Wan; Yixin Duan; Peng Xu; Boyu Chen; Tianrun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Based on microfluidics and optical communication technology, an optofluidic switch is proposed, where the hot bubble driving technology is used. And switch-on or switch-off and the optical path switching are realized by a hot bubble in the microchannel. The growth and condensation of the gas bubble in the microchannel is controlled by temperature. The optical switch has the advantages of small volume, simple and compact structure, low driving voltage, low power consumption, no mechanical moving parts and easy operation. This paper introduces the structure, processing technology and working principle of this optical switch.

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Date Published: 17 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11170, 14th National Conference on Laser Technology and Optoelectronics (LTO 2019), 1117048 (17 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2538235
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Simo Zhang, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jing Wan, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Yixin Duan, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Peng Xu, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Boyu Chen, Southeast Univ. (China)
Tianrun Zhang, 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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