Abstract

We report on the performance of an optical switch based on the use of narrow deep-etched InP waveguides. A DOS-like structure has been designed and fabricated. First characterization results are reported. They show an optical crosstalk value close to -20dB.

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  1. J. F. Vinchant, M. Renaud, M. Erman, J. L. Peyre, P. Jarry, P. Pagnod-Rossiaux, "InP digital optical switch: key-element for guided-wave photonic switching," IEE Proceedings 140, 301-307 (1993).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  5. M. Zegaoui, D. Decoster, J. Harari, J.-P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, V. Magnin, and J. Chazelas, "Comparison between carried induced optical index, loss variations and carrier lifetime in GaInAsP/InP heterostructures for 1.55 µm DOS applications," Electron. Lett. 41, 613-614 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  6. G. Ulliac, S. Garidel, J. P. Vilcot, P. Tilmant, "Air bridge interconnection and bond pad process for non-planar compound semiconductor devices," Microelectron. Eng. 81, 53-58 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  7. K. Blary, S. Dupont, J. P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, D. Decoster, and J. Chazelas, "DOS optical switch for microwave optical links based applications," Electron. Lett. 38, 1697-1699 (2002)
    [CrossRef]

2005 (2)

M. Zegaoui, D. Decoster, J. Harari, J.-P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, V. Magnin, and J. Chazelas, "Comparison between carried induced optical index, loss variations and carrier lifetime in GaInAsP/InP heterostructures for 1.55 µm DOS applications," Electron. Lett. 41, 613-614 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Ulliac, S. Garidel, J. P. Vilcot, P. Tilmant, "Air bridge interconnection and bond pad process for non-planar compound semiconductor devices," Microelectron. Eng. 81, 53-58 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

R. Grover, A. Ibrahim, S. Kanakaraju, L. Lucas, L. C. Calhoun, and P. T. Ho, "A tunable GaInAsP-InP Optical Microring Notch Filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 467-69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

K. Blary, S. Dupont, J. P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, D. Decoster, and J. Chazelas, "DOS optical switch for microwave optical links based applications," Electron. Lett. 38, 1697-1699 (2002)
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

J. F. Vinchant, M. Renaud, M. Erman, J. L. Peyre, P. Jarry, P. Pagnod-Rossiaux, "InP digital optical switch: key-element for guided-wave photonic switching," IEE Proceedings 140, 301-307 (1993).

1990 (1)

B. R. Bennet, R. A. Soref, J. A. Del Alamo, "Carrier-induced change in refractive index of InP, GaAs and InGaAsP," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 113-122 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

M. Zegaoui, D. Decoster, J. Harari, J.-P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, V. Magnin, and J. Chazelas, "Comparison between carried induced optical index, loss variations and carrier lifetime in GaInAsP/InP heterostructures for 1.55 µm DOS applications," Electron. Lett. 41, 613-614 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Blary, S. Dupont, J. P. Vilcot, F. Mollot, D. Decoster, and J. Chazelas, "DOS optical switch for microwave optical links based applications," Electron. Lett. 38, 1697-1699 (2002)
[CrossRef]

IEE Proceedings (1)

J. F. Vinchant, M. Renaud, M. Erman, J. L. Peyre, P. Jarry, P. Pagnod-Rossiaux, "InP digital optical switch: key-element for guided-wave photonic switching," IEE Proceedings 140, 301-307 (1993).

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronic (1)

B. R. Bennet, R. A. Soref, J. A. Del Alamo, "Carrier-induced change in refractive index of InP, GaAs and InGaAsP," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 113-122 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. Grover, A. Ibrahim, S. Kanakaraju, L. Lucas, L. C. Calhoun, and P. T. Ho, "A tunable GaInAsP-InP Optical Microring Notch Filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 467-69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IET Optoelectronics (1)

M. Lesecq, S. Maricot, J. P. Vilcot, and M. Beaugeois, "Passive photonic components using InP optical wire technology," IET Optoelectronics (to be published).

Microelectron. Eng. (1)

G. Ulliac, S. Garidel, J. P. Vilcot, P. Tilmant, "Air bridge interconnection and bond pad process for non-planar compound semiconductor devices," Microelectron. Eng. 81, 53-58 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig.1a.
Fig.1a.

Schematic crossview of waveguide structure

Fig 1b.
Fig 1b.

Schematic overall view of optical switch using deep etched waveguides

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Fig.2.

SEM view of a switch

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Fig.3a.

Output beams without current injection

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Fig.3b.

Output beams with a current injection of 50mA

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Fig. 4.

Normalised measured output power versus injected current

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