1 December 2003 Digital optical switch based on amorphous silicon waveguide
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The performances of a digital optical switch, operating at the infrared communications wavelength of 1550 nm and based on the thermo-optic effect in amorphous silicon, are investigated for the first time. We prove that the strong thermo-optic effect of amorphous silicon, combined with the possibility of realizing micrometric integrated structures, allows the design of promising integrated switches. The device, designed for low-cost photonic applications, could be easily integrated in silicon optoelectronic circuits.
Luigi Sirleto, Mario Iodice, Ivo Rendina, Francesco Giuseppe Della Corte, "Digital optical switch based on amorphous silicon waveguide," Optical Engineering 42(12), (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1625680
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