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Thermo-optic multimode interference switches with air and silicon trenches

M. Al-hetar, Abdulaziz and Yulianti, I. and Mohd Supa'at, Abu Sahmah and Mohammad, Abu Bakar (2008) Thermo-optic multimode interference switches with air and silicon trenches. Optics Communication, 281 (18). pp. 4653-4657. ISSN 0030-4018


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2008.06.025


A novel thermo-optic multimode interference (MMI) switch with air and silicon trenches was proposed, and the performance of the switch was simulated. In the design, one heating electrode is used to alter the refractive index at a spot image which changes the phase of this image to realize the switching function. The simulation results clearly indicate that the MMI switch can satisfy −39 dB crosstalk at two states. The electric power consumption for the MMI switch with these trenches is less than half of that of a conventional MMI switch.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Multimode interference, Thermo-optic switch, Trench
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:7365
Deposited By: Norhafizah Hussin
Deposited On:02 Jan 2009 07:49
Last Modified:08 Feb 2017 03:20

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