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Title: `Cul-de-sac` microstrip resonators for high-speed integrated optical commutator switches.
Author: Jaeger, Nicolas A. F.; Chen, Mingche
Issue Date: 1993
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-06-07
Publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Citation: Jaeger, Nicolas A. F.; Chen, Mingche. `Cul-de-sac` microstrip resonators for high-speed integrated optical commutator switches. Integrated Optical Circuits II, edited by Ka-Kha Wong, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 1794, 482, 1993. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.141916
Abstract: A novel microstrip resonator structure for use with integrated Y-branch optical modulators fabricated in Ti:LiNbO3 is proposed. The legs of the structure are intended to act as the electrodes of the modulator, with light being directed into each of the output waveguides of the Y-branch on alternate half-cycles of the standing wave excited in the resonator; forming an optical commutator switch. Such resonators having Al2O3 substrates were designed, fabricated, and tested. Measurements on one such resonator, operating at 7.12 GHz and having an unloaded quality factor of 123, indicating that 50 V should develop across the ends of its legs for 35 mW dissipated power; the corresponding values, from the model used to design the resonator, were 179, 50 V,and 24 mW, respectively. Using the model it is shown that a similar resonator fabricated on LiNbO3 should be able to develop about 50 V for 100 mW dissipated power at 15 GHz. Copyright 1993 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35187
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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