Ultimate-low-power-consumption, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer Mach-Zehnder thermo-optic switch

N. Xie, T. Hashimoto, K. Utaka

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Abstract

We demonstrate a compact, ultimate-low-power-consumption, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer Mach-Zehnder 2×2 photonic switch. Our thermo-optic switch operates with less than 4mW of power consumption via a small-area heater, which is, to our best knowledge, the lowest value of its switch type reported to date. The polarization independent switching crosstalk is less than -25dB while the switching rise and fall times obtained are 90μs and 160μs, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781557528650
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Mar 222009 Mar 26

Publication series

NameConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series

Other

Other2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/3/2209/3/26

Keywords

  • (130.4815) Optical switching devices
  • (130.5460) Polymer waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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