We have designed and fabricated 2x2 GaAs-GaAlAs electro-optic switches using multi-mode interference couplers. Prototype switches have demonstrated almost the same insertion-loss as straight waveguides, typically 0.3dB/cm, and small channel-to-channel cross-talk better than - 22dB.
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S. Cao, J. Noad, L. Sun, R. James, D. Coulas, G. Lovell, and E. Higgins, "High Speed 2x2 GaAs-GaAlAs Electro-Optic Switches Based on Multi-Mode Interference Couplers," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FTuV3.
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