We present a 2x2 silicon electro-optic switch with a submilliwatt switching power (0.6 mW), a broad bandwidth (60 nm), and ultrafast speed (6 ns). Free-carrier injection Mach-Zehnder interferometers are employed.
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P. Dong, S. Liao, H. Liang, R. Shafiiha, D. Feng, G. Li, X. Zheng, A. Krishnamoorthy, and M. Asghari, "High-speed and broadband electro-optic silicon switch with submilliwatt switching power," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2011, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OWZ4.
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