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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2007
  • pp: 8188–8192

Three-dimensional broadband polymer optical waveguide switch matrix

Kaixin Chen, Pak Lim Chu, Hau Ping Chan, and Kin Seng Chiang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 33, pp. 8188-8192 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.008188


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Abstract

A 1 × 4 3D broadband polymer optical waveguide switch matrix is demonstrated. The fabricated device, which contains four vertically coupled thermo-optic switches, has a compact construction (only 9 mm in length) and a power consumption of 45 mW . Compared with the corresponding planar ones, this 3D switch matrix has two distinct features. First, the light signal can be easily switched to any output port by operating only a single switch unit. Second, the switching extinction ratio, cross talk, and insertion loss of this matrix are practically wavelength independent over the whole C band. We also show that this structure can be extended quite simply to an M × M nonblocking switch matrix.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Citation
Kaixin Chen, Pak Lim Chu, Hau Ping Chan, and Kin Seng Chiang, "Three-dimensional broadband polymer optical waveguide switch matrix," Appl. Opt. 46, 8188-8192 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-33-8188

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