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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1981
  • pp: 3152–3157

Total reflection optical waveguide switching through dielectric chip motion

Hiroshi Terui and Morio Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 3152-3157 (1981)

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An optical waveguide switch has been realized utilizing the total reflection critical angle controlled by the motion of a dielectric chip set on a waveguide surface. By the contact–noncontact of a GGG chip with the SiO2–Ta2O5 waveguide film having a built-in low refractive-index channel, a switching angle of 22.5° and extincion ratio of 12–16 dB were obtained for the TE0 mode at 0.633-μm wavelength. A 1 × 3 switch that includes two switching positions driven by 6-V electromagnets is demonstrated.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 2, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981

Hiroshi Terui and Morio Kobayashi, "Total reflection optical waveguide switching through dielectric chip motion," Appl. Opt. 20, 3152-3157 (1981)

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