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Polymer Based Directional Coupler Thermooptic Optical Switch

Mohd Supa'at, Abu Sahmah and Mohammad, Abu Bakar and Mohd. Kassim, Norazan (2004) Polymer Based Directional Coupler Thermooptic Optical Switch. Jurnal Teknologi D (40D). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0127-9696



The optimization of 2°—2 polymer based directional coupler (DC) thermooptic (TO) optical switch (DCTOPS) using Prometheus software has been demonstrated. The coupling length variations as a function of waveguide dimension, waveguide gap, and effective index difference have been studied. The position of the electrode heater, which maximizes the effective index difference between branches have been optimized. With the index contrast of 0.005 between the core and the cladding, the crosstalk level of –40 dB and –37 dB for the cross state and the bar state of TO switch can be achieved respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thermooptic optical switch, directional coupler, crosstalk, waveguide gap, coupling length
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:1546
Deposited By: Mohd. Nazir Md. Basri
Deposited On:07 Mar 2007 07:55
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:17

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