A 1 × 8 Optical Switch of Mach-Zehnder Interferometers Using Si-Waveguides with Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cladding
Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria
Proceedings: ECOC 2009
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Sawa, Takahiro; Nakatsuhara, Katsumi; Nakagami, Takakiyo (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, 1030, Shimo-ogino, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, 243-0292, Japan)
We fabricated a 1×8 optical switch using tunable phase shifters in Si-waveguides with ferroelectric liquid crystal cladding. The tunable phase shifters were 340 µm long. A switching operation was demonstrated at a 1550-nm wavelength.