Nanosecond monolithic Mach-Zehnder fiber switch
2012 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 20, no 28, 29309-29318 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An electrically controlled high-speed all-fiber switch is investigated. It is based on a monolithic Mach-Zehnder interferometer using a Gemini fiber. The fiber is provided with internal electrodes for active control of the phase using high-voltage electrical pulses. The demonstrated switching speed is 20 ns. The monolithic design guarantees that the off- and on-states are attained simultaneously for a broad range of wavelengths (50 nm). The interferometer can be switched-off using a second electrode, providing a 15 ns long optical pulse.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 20, no 28, 29309-29318 p.
Optical switching devices, Nanosecond phenonema, Microstructured fibers, Acousto-optical devices, Pulses
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-108222DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.029309ISI: 000314914500020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84872036841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-108222DiVA: diva2:579298
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201301152012-12-192012-12-192013-03-14Bibliographically approved