Mach-Zehnder switch employing an ultra-compact directional coupler

C. F. Janz, B. P. Keyworth, W. Allegretto, R. I. MacDonald, Mahmoud Fallahi, G. Hillier, C. Rolland

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Abstract

Multimode waveguide couplers using widely spaced access waveguides have showed good performance, but carries the penalty of increased device length. This can be detrimental to deeply etched, strongly confining rib waveguides. A theoretical and experimental study on ultra-compact couplers were conducted by implementing in these structures small separations and large branching angles of the access waveguides. A computer model is utilized to examine the effects of employing large branching angles of the access guides and to describe mode fields which were effectively x-y separable. The results of an experimental study on quantum well Mach Zehnder directional switch showed good correlation with the model predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
PublisherIEEE
Pages346-347
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: Aug 28 1994Sep 2 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period8/28/949/2/94

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Janz, C. F., Keyworth, B. P., Allegretto, W., MacDonald, R. I., Fallahi, M., Hillier, G., & Rolland, C. (1994). Mach-Zehnder switch employing an ultra-compact directional coupler. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest (pp. 346-347). IEEE.