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10 March 1988 A Low-Voltage Polarization-Independent Guided-Wave Direction-Coupler Switch In Lithium Niobate
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Proceedings Volume 0835, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942344
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
In general, electrooptic switches are sensitive to the state of polarization. While this is not always an obstacle to their use in systems, there are many applications where the polarization of the light is not known or not constant. I present a lithium niobate optical 2x2 switch that is polarization independent at a wavelength of 1.3 μm. The switch operates at a relatively low 20 V, requires but a single control voltage, and exhibits up to 20 dB of crosstalk suppression. The theory of operation and experimental results are presented.
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J. E. Watson "A Low-Voltage Polarization-Independent Guided-Wave Direction-Coupler Switch In Lithium Niobate", Proc. SPIE 0835, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V, (10 March 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942344
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