Sub-µs switching time in silicon-on-insulator Mach-Zehnder thermooptic switch

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Abstract

We have demonstrated both rise and fall times below 1 μs with 10%-90% modulation in a silicon-on-insulator thermooptical Mach-Zehnder switch. The switch is based on 9-μm-thick and 10-μm-wide single-mode rib waveguides. Very fast switching was achieved by using a differential control method. The switch was driven with a digital signal processor accompanied by simple electronic circuitry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039-2041
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • integrated optics
  • optical switches
  • optical waveguides
  • silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology
  • thermo-optic (TO) effects

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In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2004, p. 2039-2041.

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