Very low-power, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer thermooptic switch

Nan Xie, Takafumi Hashimoto, Katsuyuki Utaka

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    Abstract

    This letter demonstrates the design and experimental verification of a very low-power consuming, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer Mach-Zehnder 2 × 2 photonic switch. This thermooptic switch operated with less than 4 mW of power consumption via a small-area heater. This device is, to the author's best knowledge, the most efficient and practical polymer photonic switch operating with polarization independence and low crosstalk of less than 25 dB.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5290106
    Pages (from-to)1861-1863
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume21
    Issue number24
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

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    Keywords

    • Optical phase shifters
    • Optical polymers
    • Optical switches
    • Photonic switching systems
    • Thermooptic (to) effects

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Very low-power, polarization-independent, and high-speed polymer thermooptic switch. / Xie, Nan; Hashimoto, Takafumi; Utaka, Katsuyuki.

    In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 21, No. 24, 5290106, 12.2009, p. 1861-1863.

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