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Integrated-Optical Interferometric 2 X 2 Switches
Author(s): L. M. Johnson; H. V. Roussell
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Paper Abstract

An integrated-optical 2 x 2 switch consisting of an electrooptic interferometric modulator and asymmetric Y-branch mode splitters/combiners has been demonstrated. This device design offers the important advantages of low crosstalk, fast switching speed, low switching voltage, and ease of fabrication. In this initial device we have demonstrated switching at a wavelength of 1.15 pm with crosstalk of less than -15 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0993, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI, (6 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960073
Show Author Affiliations
L. M. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
H. V. Roussell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0993:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI
Mark A. Mentzer, Editor(s)

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