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Numerical analysis of integrated optical switches/modulators: performance versus optical losses
Author(s): Hongtao Huang; Ivan A. Avrutsky; Yang Zhao
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Paper Abstract

A few major schemes for all-optical switching/modulation is considered and the comparison of the values of nonlinear index change required for the device operation is presented. Each design is assumed to be optimized to meet the requirement for insertion losses of 1 dB (about 80% transmission or reflectance depending on the geometry of the device) and the switching contrast of 10 dB. A number of numerical results of transmission and reflectance in those devices are proposed in this paper. The advantage of the design of optimized integrated optical switchers/modulators with losses include extremely low switching refractive index change (delta) n. In addition, we suggest one new optimized design based on Bragg grating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391480
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Hongtao Huang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Ivan A. Avrutsky, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Yang Zhao, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3944:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Rolf H. Binder; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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