Polarization-independent and colorless switching operation of three-dimensional 4 - 4 polymer optical switch with two-layered waveguide structure

Yuichi Kimura, Hisaya Kobayashi, Kensho Ema, Yuichi Matsushima, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Katsuyuki Utaka

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Abstract

We fabricated a three-dimensional (3D) 4-4 polymer optical interconnection switch with a two-layered waveguide structure equipped with four Mach-Zehnder interferometer optical switches (MZ-OSs), two vertical directional couplers (VDCs), and a multimode interferometer (MMI) coupler. The experimental result for the device shows polarization-independent and colorless switching operation by the thermo-optic (TO) effect in the 1550-nm-wavelength range with a switching power of about 18 mW.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120304
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume56
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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