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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5181–5185

Crosstalk measurement of DOS-like switch using InP narrow deep-etched waveguides

M. Lesecq, M. Beaugeois, S. Maricot, and J-P. Vilcot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5181-5185 (2008)

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We report on the performance of an optical switch based on the use of narrow deep-etched InP waveguides. A DOS-like structure has been designed and fabricated. First characterization results are reported. They show an optical crosstalk value close to -20dB.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2008
Published: April 1, 2008

M. Lesecq, M. Beaugeois, S. Maricot, and J. P. Vilcot, "Crosstalk measurement of DOS-like switch using InP narrow deep-etched waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 5181-5185 (2008)

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