High-Speed 1x16 Optical Switch Monolithically Integrated on InP

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Soganci, I. M.; Tanemura, T.; Nakano, Y. (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Williams, K. A.; Calabretta, N.; Vries, T. de; Smalbrugge, E.; Smit, M. K.; Dorren, H. J. S. (COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

We present the first fully integrated high-speed 1x16 InP optical switch based on arrayed phase modulators, demonstrating average extinction ratio of 17.0 dB, estimated on-chip loss of <8 dB, and reconfiguration time of <6 ns.