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Improvement of switching time in a thermocapillarity optical switch

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5 Author(s)
Sakata, T. ; NTT Telecommun. Energy Labs., Kanagawa, Japan ; Togo, H. ; Makihara, M. ; Shimokawa, F.
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The switching time of existing thermocapillarity optical switches is about two orders of magnitude larger than that of other optical switches, such as a thermooptics switch and a free-space switch using microelectromechanical system technology. This paper reports a thermocapillarity switch whose switching time is comparable to that of the thermooptics and free-space switches. The greatly improved switching time is achieved by lowering the absolute viscosity of the refractive-index matching liquid and improving the switch design

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 7 )