Design and performance of low-power, high-speed, polarization-independent and wideband polymer buried-channel waveguide thermo-optic switches

Nan Xie, Takafumi Hashimoto, Katsuyuki Utaka

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This paper analytically and experimentally investigates and compares the characteristics of two kinds of polymer buried-channel waveguide thermo-optic switches such as 1) a multimode interference (MMI) switch using a single MMI coupler and 2) a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) switch. Especially, the MZI switch experimentally exhibited low-power consumption of 3.5 mW, high-speed with a response time of less than 200 μs, polarization independence as well as in a wideband of about 80 nm. These low-power consumption, relatively high-speed, and polarization-independent switching characteristics are almost coincident with the designed ones. Furthermore, an improved MZI structure is proposed for lower switching power consumption, and it is expected below 0.5 mW with an enhanced thermal localization structure.

元の言語English
記事番号6848781
ページ(範囲)3067-3073
ページ数7
ジャーナルJournal of Lightwave Technology
32
発行部数17
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2014 9 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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