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Investigation of liquid crystal switch on integrated optics with rib waveguides
Author(s): Ming-Hsuan Chang; Wei-Ching Chuang; Jang-Jeng Liang
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Paper Abstract

In consideration of better confinement of optical field and integration with practical communication network of optical fiber, we proposed a novel vertical (Delta) (kappa) directional coupler switch with inverted rib waveguides made of nematic liquid crystals (NLCs). Because of the large birefringence of LC's, a very short switching length, about 60 micrometers , is obtained; furthermore, the high extinction ratio, 25.73 dB, can be achieved in the 3D switch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2893, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication, (20 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251993
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Ming-Hsuan Chang, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Wei-Ching Chuang, National Yunlin Polytech Institution (Taiwan)
Jang-Jeng Liang, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2893:
Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication
Kam Tai Chan; Shuisheng Jian; Franklin F. Tong, Editor(s)

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