Birks, T.A., Culverhouse, D.O., Farwell, S.G. and Russell, P.St.J.
2 x 2 single-mode fibre routing switch
Optics Letters, 21, (10), . (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000722).
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An all-fibre 2x2 acousto-optic routing switch is described that has an insertion loss of 0.11 dB, a drive power of 1.5 mW and a switching time of 80 µs. The switch has a very simple construction and so has the potential to be low in cost.
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