Routing switch based on a Silicon-on Insulator mode-mixer

A. De Rossi, G. Masini, and G. Assanto

IEEE Phot. Techn. Lett. 11, 194-196 (1999)


We propose and analyze a novel routing switch based on a Silicon-on-Oxide mode-mixer with an MOS electrical configuration. The switch allows spatial switching with 80% contrast, low currents and speeds of the order of 5MHz.