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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
All-Optical Signal Processing Techniques (FTuV)

High Speed 2x2 GaAs-GaAlAs Electro-Optic Switches Based on Multi-Mode Interference Couplers

Shaochun Cao, Julian Noad, Liping Sun, Robert James, David Coulas, Glendon Lovell, and Erle Higgins


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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.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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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