By Topic

Operation Principles for Optical Switches Based on Two Multimode Interference Couplers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Junhe Zhou ; Deptartment of Electron. Sci. & Eng., Tongji Univ., Shanghai, China ; Gallion, P.

In this paper, the operation principles for optical switches based on two multimode interference (MMI) couplers are discussed in detail. Based on the analytical expressions of transfer matrix of the MMI couplers, the control mechanism and principles of the two-stage MMI coupler based switch are derived. The device can be controlled by proportionally adjusting the interstage variable phase shifter array. N different switching states can be realized on this device.

Published in:

Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 1 )