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Breakdown voltage investigation of fusion SiO2 optical coupler switch using Pockel effect model
Author(s): . Saktioto; Nor Faridah Hanim Mat Junit; Sze Phing Ho; Mohamed Fadhali; Preecha Yupapin; Jalil Ali
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new model for the breakdown voltage of SiO2 fiber coupler using the Pockel effect and empirical equation. The model is evaluated by using the coupling coefficient and the changes in the refractive index. We found that the breakdown voltage is in the order of 102 volt correspond to coupling coefficient by the order of mm-1. Increasing the value of coupling coefficient between the electrodes leads to a reduction in the breakdown voltage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 73861V (4 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835898
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. Saktioto, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Univ. of Riau (Indonesia)
Nor Faridah Hanim Mat Junit, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Sze Phing Ho, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohamed Fadhali, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Preecha Yupapin, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Jalil Ali, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7386:
Photonics North 2009
Réal Vallée, Editor(s)

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