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

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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.