We propose a novel optical switch with slowing light in Bragg reflector waveguide. Slowing light gives us large equivalent refractive index change due to its waveguide dispersion, which permits 90-degree bend of crossbar optical switches.
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A. Fuchida and F. Koyama, "Slow Light Total-Internal-Reflection Optical Switch with 90-Degree Bend," 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 JWA86.
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