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A novel high-speed magneto-optic switch design and analysis
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Paper Abstract

A novel type of 2×2 polarization independent magneto-optic switch with low Insertion Loss, nanosecond order switching time is designed and analyzed. The study of the magneto-optic switch involves two main parts: Faraday rotator assembly and optical route design. In faraday rotator design, magneto-optic crystal comparison and selection, two types of Faraday rotator assembly schemes design and analysis; high speed magnetic field simulation and generation; nanosecond trigger signal generator design, simulation and experiment are involved. Within optical router design, a simple but effective optical router with 2×2 mode is introduced. The nanosecond trigger signal supply to the Faraday rotator assembly is 12ns. The key characteristics, insertion loss, far-end crosstalk, switching time of magneto-optic switch that developed at a wavelength of 1550nm have been tested and root causes analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6027, ICO20: Optical Information Processing, 602720 (20 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668191
Show Author Affiliations
Yun Zhu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zihua Weng, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Yuanqing Huang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhimin Chen, Xiamen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6027:
ICO20: Optical Information Processing
Yunlong Sheng; Songlin Zhuang; Yimo Zhang, Editor(s)

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