A Digital Electrooptic Switch

  • Y. Silberberg
  • P. Perlmutter
Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 25)


We propose and analyze a new 2X2 electrooptic switch structure that exhibits a step-like response to the switching voltage. This response eliminates the need for precise voltage control for switching, and it therefore enables the operation of many such elements by a single voltage source, as required for switching arrays. Moreover, because this characteristic applies to both polarizations in a lithium niobate device, it can be made polarization independent, and it should be insensitive to the wavelength of light.


Lithium Niobate Switching Voltage Modal Interference Input Guide Electrooptic Switch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Silberberg
    • 1
  • P. Perlmutter
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell Communications ResearchRed BankUSA

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