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6 April 1993 Polymer-glass-waveguide all-optical switches
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Proceedings Volume 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II; (1993)
Event: Fibers '92, 1992, Boston, MA, United States
Two polymer-glass-waveguide all-optical switches are proposed. One consists of an X-branch channel glass waveguide with a strip of nonlinear polymer on the center top of two-mode region (double width). It is based upon the power-dependent two-mode interference principle. Another is composed of an asymmetric Y-branch glass waveguide with a strip of nonlinear polymer on top of one branch. It is an adiabatic type all-optical switch. Theoretical analyses show that, by properly choosing device structure parameters, low crosstalk or even complete switchings are possible with low optical power.
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J. Y. Chen, S. Iraj Najafi, and Seppo Honkanen "Polymer-glass-waveguide all-optical switches", Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993);


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