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Switching power improvement of hybrid polymer-silica based MMI thermo-optical switch

Yaacob, M. M. and Ibrahim, M. H. and Mohd Kassim, Norazan and Mohd Supaat, A. S. and Mohammad, A. B. (2009) Switching power improvement of hybrid polymer-silica based MMI thermo-optical switch. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 11 (5). 559 -564. ISSN 1454-4164

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Abstract

A new hybrid polymer-silica multimode interference (MMI) switch with single heater electrode is demonstrated. A heater electrode is used to change the refractive index within the different section of the MMI to realize switching operation due to the thermo-optic (TO) effect in polymer-silica optical waveguide. Switching power analysis has been done by employing straight heater electrode followed by implementation of trapezoidal structure. The simulation result shows that the trapezoidal structure of heater electrode helps to achieve significant improvements of MMI switch performance particularly in switching power reduction by 33.37% as compared to the rectangular structure.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:benzocyclobutene polymer, multimode interference, optical coupler, optical switch, tapered electrode heater
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:13125
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:19 Jul 2011 09:42
Last Modified:19 Jul 2011 09:42

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