MAGNETOOPTICAL 2 multiplied by 2 SWITCH FOR SINGLE-MODE FIBERS.

Masataka Shirasaki, Fumio Wada, Hisashi Takamatsu, Hirochika Nakajima, Kunihiko Asama

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Abstract

An optical switch for single-mode fibers is presented. A novel polarizing prism is introduced to make the 2 input, 2 output optical switch insertion loss low and independent of the polarization state of the input fiber. This switch operates by one electric pulse with a voltage of only 2. 5 v and a current of 35 mA. The insertion loss was 1. 2 db, its fluctuation for different input polarizations was within 0. 03 db, and the far-end crosstalk was minus 26 db at a wavelength of 1. 3 mu m. The shock resistance of the switch was confirmed during an acceleration of 100 g.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3271-3276
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume23
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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