A Mach-Zehnder interferometric switch with a 0.2 Vmm voltage length product

J.E.M. Haverkort, X. Leytens, G.W. Yoffe, F. Karouta, J. Brübach

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Abstract

We have developed a 2*2 Mach Zehnder interferometric switch employing laterally contacted hetero n-i-p-i quantum wells for providing refractive index changes. We observe switching over a 4 pi range with an on/off ratio of 17:1. A differential switching voltage as low as 0.2 V.mm is observed in the push-pull configuration. It is the objective of the present paper to reduce the switching voltage-length product of a Mach-Zehnder interferometric switch by exploiting the advantages of a hetero n-i-p-i quantum well structure for providing refractive index changes in the arms of a Mach Zehnder interferometer switch
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th European Conference on Integrated Optics with Technical Exhibition : ECIO '95, Delft, Netherlands, 3 April 1995 : Regular and Invited Papers
EditorsL. Shi, L.H. Spiekman, X.J.M. Leijtens
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University Press
Pages535-538
ISBN (Print)90-407-1111-9
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event7th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO '95), April 3-6, 1995, Delft, Netherlands - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Apr 19956 Apr 1995

Conference

Conference7th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO '95), April 3-6, 1995, Delft, Netherlands
Abbreviated titleECIO '95
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period3/04/956/04/95
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