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

N. Xie, T. Hashimoto, Katsuyuki 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 publicationConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Print)9781557528650
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 2009 Mar 222009 Mar 26

    Other

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

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    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Xie, N., Hashimoto, T., & Utaka, K. (2009). Ultimate-low-power-consumption, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer Mach-Zehnder thermo-optic switch. In Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series [5032937] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..