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Integrated thermo-optic switches in silica/polymer waveguide technology
Author(s): HuiHai Yao; Norbert Keil; Crispin Zawadzki; Kurt H. Loesch; Klaus Satzke; Wiltraud Wischmann; J. van Wirth; Joerg Bauer; Monika Bauer; J. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

Thermo-optic 1x2 vertical coupler switches (VCSs) using a hybrid polymer/silica integration technology were designed using finite element method and coupled mode method for different refractive index contrasts. The multilayer structures were optimized by thermal analysis. Based on this design and simulation, hybrid polymer/silica thermo-optic 1x2VSCs exhibiting low insertion loss, low crosstalk, low switching power, and polarization independence were demonstrated. Using this 1x2VCS as the building block, a 1x8VCS has been implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4453, Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447634
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HuiHai Yao, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Keil, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Crispin Zawadzki, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Kurt H. Loesch, Alcatel Research and Innovation (Germany)
Klaus Satzke, Alcatel Research and Innovation (Germany)
Wiltraud Wischmann, Alcatel Research and Innovation (Germany)
J. van Wirth, Alcatel Research and Innovation (Germany)
Joerg Bauer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Zuverlassigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Monika Bauer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Zuverlassigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
J. Schneider, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Zuverlassigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4453:
Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II
Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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