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Presentation 2006-08-25 14:55
Optical waveguide switch based on movement of matching oil in microchannel driven by electrostatic force -- Fabrication technology and switching characteristics --
Takuji Ikemoto, Yasuo Kokubun (Yokohama Nat'l Univ.) Link to ES Tech. Rep. Archives: EMD2006-45 CPM2006-75 OPE2006-87 LQE2006-52
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) We propose and demonstrate an optical waveguide switch based on microfluidics driven by electrostatic force, which is suitable for low power consumption.
We developed the fabrication techniquie of microchannel with thin cover layer using the Damascene process, which is the key point of this switch.
Maxwell's stress actuates a minute droplet of liquid injected in the microchannel.

The light propagates straight through the waveguide when the droplet lies in the microchannel, while the light is completely reflected into a crossed waveguide when the droplet does not exist in the microchannel.
High extinction ratio of 33dB was obtained at the driving voltage of 250V.
The switching time was 31ms.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) optical switch / micro-electro-mechanical system / micro-channel / Damascene process / droplet movement / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 106, no. 214, OPE2006-87, pp. 107-112, Aug. 2006.
Paper # OPE2006-87 
Date of Issue 2006-08-17 (EMD, CPM, OPE, LQE) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee EMD CPM LQE OPE  
Conference Date 2006-08-24 - 2006-08-25 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Chitose Arcadia Plaza 
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Registration To OPE 
Conference Code 2006-08-EMD-CPM-LQE-OPE 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Optical waveguide switch based on movement of matching oil in microchannel driven by electrostatic force 
Sub Title (in English) Fabrication technology and switching characteristics 
Keyword(1) optical switch  
Keyword(2) micro-electro-mechanical system  
Keyword(3) micro-channel  
Keyword(4) Damascene process  
Keyword(5) droplet movement  
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1st Author's Name Takuji Ikemoto  
1st Author's Affiliation Yokohama National University (Yokohama Nat'l Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Yasuo Kokubun  
2nd Author's Affiliation Yokohama National University (Yokohama Nat'l Univ.)
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Date Time 2006-08-25 14:55:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for OPE 
Paper # IEICE-EMD2006-45,IEICE-CPM2006-75,IEICE-OPE2006-87,IEICE-LQE2006-52 
Volume (vol) IEICE-106 
Number (no) no.212(EMD), no.213(CPM), no.214(OPE), no.215(LQE) 
Page pp.107-112 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-EMD-2006-08-17,IEICE-CPM-2006-08-17,IEICE-OPE-2006-08-17,IEICE-LQE-2006-08-17 


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