Ultra-low power optical switches

Katsuyuki Utaka*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper demonstrates and discusses low-power operation of optical switches consisting of semiconductor, InAlGaAs/InAlAs/InP, for high speed and polymer for low cost applications based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer structures with power consumptions of 4-6 mW as well as low crosstalks of less than -20dB and polarization independence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2011 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Mar 62011 Mar 10

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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