Component Design and Fabrication of a Monolithically Integrated Polarisation Insensitive 2x2 Optical Packet Switch in InP

Qiu, B.C., Ternent, G., Loyo Maldonado, V., McDougall, S.D. and Marsh, J.H. (2002) Component Design and Fabrication of a Monolithically Integrated Polarisation Insensitive 2x2 Optical Packet Switch in InP. In: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Glasgow, Scotland, 10-14 Nov 2002, pp. 41-42. ISBN 0780375009 (doi:10.1109/LEOS.2002.1133908)

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Abstract

Details of the design and successful fabrication of polarisation insensitive monolithic 2/spl times/2 crosspoint switches on InP are presented, which include SOAs, electroabsorption modulators (EAMs), passive multimode interference (MMI) couplers and passive waveguides all fabricated monolithically from a single InP wafer using quantum well intermixing (QWI) processing. Results showing the performance of individual components are presented. Highlights include the achievement of 20 dB extinction ratio EAMs for a 2V swing, and passive waveguide propagation losses below 12 dB cm/sup -1/. In addition initial test results will be presented on the switching characteristics of the complete 2/spl times/2 crosspoint switch.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsh, Professor John and Ternent, Dr Gary
Authors: Qiu, B.C., Ternent, G., Loyo Maldonado, V., McDougall, S.D., and Marsh, J.H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISSN:1092-8081
ISBN:0780375009

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