Polarization-Independent and Low-Current Operation of InAlGaAs/InAlAs Mach-Zehnder Interferometer-Type Photonic Switch with Hybrid- Waveguide Structure for Optical Packet Switching

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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Ueda, Yuta; Fujimoto, Shinji; Yamada, Hiroto; Utaka, Katsuyuki (Fuculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan)
Shiota, Takashi; Kitatani, Takeshi (Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo 185-8601, Japan)

We demonstrated a polarization-independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer-type photonic switch with very-low-current of about 5mA. Furthermore, a few nano-second switching response time was also confirmed which suits for application to optical packet switching.