50x50 Polarization-Insensitive Silicon Photonic MEMS Switches: Design and Experiment

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2016 Post Deadline

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Han, Sangyoon; Seok, Tae Joon; Muller, Richard S.; Wu, Ming C. (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Yu, Kyoungsik (School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Korea)
Quack, Niels (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland)

We report on a polarization-insensitive silicon photonic MEMS switch with 50x50 ports. The switch employs a two-level waveguide-crossbar with MEMS-actuated polarization-insensitive couplers. The simulated and measured polarization-dependent losses are 1 dB and 8.5 dB, respectively.