Super broadband ultrafast waveguide switches based on dynamic waveguiding effect

Yun Ching Chang, Wenbin Zhu, Ju Hung Chao, Shizhuo Yin, Robert C. Hoffman, Andrew G. Mott, Claire Luo

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    Abstract

    In this paper, a new type of waveguide switch-field induced dynamic optical waveguide switch is presented. The switching mechanism is based on electric-field induced dynamic waveguiding effect in nanodisordered potassium tantalate niobate (KTN) crystals. By applying an electric field at different locations, different waveguide paths are created, which result in different output locations. The major advantages of this unique optical switch are broad bandwidth, covering the entire 1300 nm - 1600 nm fiber optic communication window, and ultrafast switching speed (on the order of nanosecond), which can be very useful for next generation optical networks such as the one used in data center networks.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices
    Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume9200
    ISBN (Electronic)9781628412277
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
    EventPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII - San Diego, United States
    Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 18 2014

    Other

    OtherPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    Period8/17/148/18/14

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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