Polarization-independent dilated InP-based space switch with low crosstalk

D.H.P. Maat, Y.C. Zhu, F.H. Groen, H. van Brug, H.J. Frankena, X.J.M. Leijtens

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Abstract

A polarization-independent dilated switch with a low crosstalk level has been realized. In this switch, the crosstalk signal is attenuated by using controllable electrooptical attenuators which do not disturb the input signal. A reverse bias of 20 V on the attenuators reduces the crosstalk value of the dilated switch from -32 dB to -40 dB. The excess loss of the total switch is about 9 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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