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A novel compact optical cross-point switch on InP
Author(s): Chi Wu; D. Melville; G. H. Yousefi; Norbert Puetz; Frank R. Shepherd
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a novel compact optical cross point switch configuration using electrical current tuning. The device is made on InP/InGaAsP material. It has a digital switching characteristics, a switching current of 40 mA and switching speed of nanosecond. For NxN switches, only N electrodes are needed. The switching electrode is only 600-micrometers long. It has a cross-talk of -40 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300937
Show Author Affiliations
Chi Wu, Nortel Technology (Canada)
D. Melville, Nortel Technology (Canada)
G. H. Yousefi, Nortel Technology (Canada)
Norbert Puetz, Nortel Technology (Canada)
Frank R. Shepherd, Nortel Technology (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3234:
Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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