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30 July 2001 Thermo-optic switch and wavelength tunable filter using polymer waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.436000
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
Abstract
We have developed a 2 by 2 digital optical switch (DOS) composed of four 1 by 2 DOS elements and a thermo-optic wavelength tunable filter using silicone resin waveguides. The 2 by 2 DOS operated with a switching power of 380 mW, a very low crosstalk of less than -60 dB, and a low insertion loss of less than 2.5 dB at 1.55 micrometers . The tunable filter operated with a maximum power of 2.5 W, a tuning range of > 30 nm, a crosstalk of < -30 dB, and response time of < 60 ms. We also applied our polymer tunable filter to a WDM/SCM LAN system to confirm its practicality.
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Seiji Toyoda, Naoki Ooba, Tsutomu Kitoh, Takashi Kurihara, and Tohru Maruno "Thermo-optic switch and wavelength tunable filter using polymer waveguides", Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.436000
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