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Fused coupler switch using a thermo-optic cladding

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Abstract

An optical switch based on a single-mode fused coupler has been fabricated. The switching is achieved by a thermal refractive index change of a silicone resin cladding material in the coupling region. Fabrication details and device characteristics are described.

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