OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 643–

Semiconductor Space Switches Based on Multimode Interference Couplers

M. P. Earnshaw and D. W. E. Allsopp

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 643- (2002)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (179 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

It is shown theoretically that selective perturbation by electrorefractive effect of the even-order modes in III-V semiconductor multimode interference couplers gives rise to high-performance optical switching. The calculated performance of the proposed switch is 3.4 GHz/Vmm, compared to 0.85 GHz/Vmm for an equivalent Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) switch. The effects of electroabsorption and dimension variations are analyzed to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed device.

[IEEE ]

Citation
M. P. Earnshaw and D. W. E. Allsopp, "Semiconductor Space Switches Based on Multimode Interference Couplers," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 643- (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-20-4-643

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited