An all-fiber 2 × 2 acousto-optic routing switch is described that has an insertion loss of 0.11 dB, a drive power of 1.5 mW, and a switching time of 80 µs. The switch has a very simple construction and so has the potential to be low in cost.
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T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, and P. St. J. Russell, "2 × 2 Single-mode fiber routing switch," Opt. Lett. 21, 722-724 (1996)