Abstract

An all-fiber 2 × 2 acousto-optic routing switch is described that has an insertion loss of 0.11 dB, a drive power of 1.5 mW, and a switching time of 80 μs. The switch has a very simple construction and so has the potential to be low in cost.

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  1. Dicon Fiberoptics, Inc., Berkeley, Calif., product information.
  2. Photonic Integration Research, Inc., Columbus, Oh., product information.
  3. GEC Advanced Optical Products, Chelmsford, Essex, UK, product information.
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1994 (2)

1991 (1)

D. R. Campbell, D. W. Stowe, Proc. SPIE 1580, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

D. B. Mortimore, Electron. Lett. 21, 742 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Birks, T. A.

Blake, J. N.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Campbell, D. R.

D. R. Campbell, D. W. Stowe, Proc. SPIE 1580, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Engan, H. E.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Farwell, S. G.

Kim, B. Y.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mortimore, D. B.

D. B. Mortimore, Electron. Lett. 21, 742 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Pannell, C. N.

Russell, J.

Shaw, H. J.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

St, P.

Stowe, D. W.

D. R. Campbell, D. W. Stowe, Proc. SPIE 1580, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. B. Mortimore, Electron. Lett. 21, 742 (1985).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

T. A. Birks, P. St, J. Russell, C. N. Pannell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 725 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. R. Campbell, D. W. Stowe, Proc. SPIE 1580, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

Dicon Fiberoptics, Inc., Berkeley, Calif., product information.

Photonic Integration Research, Inc., Columbus, Oh., product information.

GEC Advanced Optical Products, Chelmsford, Essex, UK, product information.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Propagation of light through a passive null coupler. (b) Acousto-optic switching in the coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Construction of the all-fiber switch.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Time variation of the optical power in each output of the switch. The rf drive is turned on at t = 0.

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R 3 = A λ 2 / f .
τ 3 = B L 3 / λ f ,

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