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A novel micro high-speed magneto-optic switch
Author(s): Zihua Weng; Zhimin Chen; Yuanqing Huang; Guoguang Yang; Zhelin Huang; Junchuan Gao
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Paper Abstract

A micro high-speed 1×2 magneto-optic switch, which is used in high-speed all-optical network (AON), is designed and analyzed. The theoretical and experimental analysis of the micro high-speed magneto-optic switch mainly involves the parts of optical route, nanosecond impulser and high-speed magnetic field etc. The study of optical route covers design scheme of polarization optical route in the optical switch, the performance analysis of magneto-optic crystal by using Faraday Effect. The research of nanosecond impulser involves the design, simulation and test of electronic circuit diagram of nanosecond pulse. The analysis of high-speed magnetic field consists of magnetic path design in Faraday rotator and analysis of high-speed magnetic field etc. The nanosecond current pulse transient from nanosecond impulser is used to switch the magnetization of the magneto-optic crystal, which propagates a 1550nm optical beam. The experiment results state that nanosecond impulser can output the current pulse with impulse amplitude 10~60V and impulse width 10~ 100ns. The optical beam can be stably switched and the switching time is less than 1μs currently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6025, ICO20: Optical Communication, 60250K (28 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667009
Show Author Affiliations
Zihua Weng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhimin Chen, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Yuanqing Huang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Guoguang Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhelin Huang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Junchuan Gao, Xiamen Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6025:
ICO20: Optical Communication
Yun-Chur Chung; Shizhong Xie, Editor(s)

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