An 8×8 path-independent insertion-loss (PILOSS) switch based on Si-wire waveguides, which has a record-small footprint of 3.5×2.4 mm^2, is reported. The PILOSS switch exhibits successful switching of digital-coherent 43-Gbps QPSK signal.
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K. Suzuki, K. Tanizawa, T. Matsukawa, G. Cong, S. Kim, S. Suda, M. Ohno, T. Chiba, H. Tadokoro, M. Yanagihara, Y. Igarashi, M. Masahara, S. Namiki, and H. Kawashima, "Ultra-Compact 8 x 8 Strictly Non-Blocking PILOSS Switch Based on Si-Wire," in Advanced Photonics for Communications, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper PM2C.3.
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