Optofluidic 1x4 switch made of a blazed grating in silicon elastomer integrated with microfluidic channel was designed, fabricated and tested. Experiments show 1.7dB insertion loss, extinction ratio of 9.8dB, and response time of 60ms.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
S. Zamek, K. Campbell, L. Pang, A. Groisman, and Y. Fainman, "Optofluidic 1x4 Switch," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuR4.
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