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Ultra-low crosstalk polymer waveguide thermo-optic switches
Author(s): Min-Cheol Oh; Young-Ouk Noh; Hyung-Jong Lee
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Paper Abstract

To reduce the crosstalk of the polymer waveguide optical switches, waveguide attenuators are integrated with the switch on the same substrate. The switch and attenuator shares a single connected electrode which is controlled by a single current source. Due to the simple structure of the integrated attenuator, the device length is reduced to 10 mm so as to provide low insertion loss of 0.8 and 1.1 dB for 1300 and 1550 nm, respectively. Further radiation of the remained optical signal on the switch-off branch is induced by the integrated attenuator so that the switching crosstalk is reduced to -70 dB with an applied electrical power of 200 mW. The low crosstalk is maintained for the environmental temperature range of -10 to 55 °C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 635114 (4 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688059
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Min-Cheol Oh, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)
Young-Ouk Noh, ChemOptics Co. (South Korea)
Hyung-Jong Lee, ChemOptics Co. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6351:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III
Sang Bae Lee; Yan Sun; Kun Qiu; Simon C. Fleming; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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