Proposal of polarization-independent silicon wire-waveguide directional coupler optical switch

T. Ushio, K. Tsukamoto, K. Utaka

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Abstract

We propose a polarization-independent silicon wire-waveguide directional coupler optical switch (DC-OS) by adjusting the propagation constant difference between the guided modes. The thermo-optic (TO) switching power consumption is as low as 18.5mW. This polarization-independent DC-OS is expected to be valuable for optical interconnection in silicon photonics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Program - MOC'11
Subtitle of host publication17th Microoptics Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event17th Microoptics Conference, MOC'11 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2011 Oct 302011 Nov 2

Publication series

NameConference Program - MOC'11: 17th Microoptics Conference

Other

Other17th Microoptics Conference, MOC'11
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period11/10/3011/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Ushio, T., Tsukamoto, K., & Utaka, K. (2011). Proposal of polarization-independent silicon wire-waveguide directional coupler optical switch. In Conference Program - MOC'11: 17th Microoptics Conference [6110301] (Conference Program - MOC'11: 17th Microoptics Conference).