Abstract

A nonblocking 3×3 polymer thermo-optic (TO) switch array based on the total-internal-reflection (TIR) effect is demonstrated. The switch array consists of three 2×2 TIR TO switch elements with a total device length of 15.5 mm, and achieves nine switching states with no more than one switch element working. The fabricated 3×3 TO switch array shows excellent switching performance with low crosstalk for all switching states of less than 20dB. The power consumption of each switch element is below 53 mW, and the switching rise time and fall time are 450 and 550 μs at 1550 nm wavelength, respectively.

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