Compound switch consisting of gap-variable silicon nanowire waveguide couplers

Y. Akihama, Y. Munemasa, Yoshiaki Kanamori, Kazuhiro Hane

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Abstract

We propose a compound optical-path switch using microelectromechanical silicon nano-wire gap-variable waveguide couplers. A 2 x 6 switch composed of five 2 x 2 switches was designed and fabricated. The operation of the 2 x 6 switch was confirmed in the experiment, and the insertion loss of the single 2 x 2 switch was evaluated to be about 0.3 dB. The port isolation between distant ports is higher than 20 dB. Due to the capacitive operation, the proposed waveguide switch consumes negligible power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - 2012 17th Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, OECC 2012
Pages875-876
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 23
Event2012 17th Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, OECC 2012 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Jul 22012 Jul 6

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - 2012 17th Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, OECC 2012

Other

Other2012 17th Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, OECC 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period12/7/212/7/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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