Broadband 8x8 Si-Wire PILOSS Switch with Double Mach-Zehnder Switch Elements

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Suzuki, Keijiro; Tanizawa, Ken; Suda, Satoshi; Matsuura, Hiroyuki; Ikeda, Kazuhiro; Namiki, Shu; Kawashima, Hitoshi (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8569, Japan)

We report a broadband 8x8 Si-wire optical switch based on a double Mach-Zehnder element switch. An operating bandwidth of 20 nm for -20 dB crosstalk is obtained, which is 2.7-times broader than that with single Mach-Zehnder element switches.