Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 1–15

Photonic switches and switch arrays on LiNbO3

An invited paper
  • A. Selvarajan
  • J. E. Midwinter
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02199462

Cite this article as:
Selvarajan, A. & Midwinter, J.E. Opt Quant Electron (1989) 21: 1. doi:10.1007/BF02199462


In recent years there has been tremendous progress in lithium niobate-based photonic switches. The various switch configurations proposed and implemented, and their characteristics, are reviewed. A summary of the device technology is given. Performance analysis based on different architecture and the size of arrays that can be relalized are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Selvarajan
    • 1
  • J. E. Midwinter
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Electronic Engineeering DepartmentUniveristy College LondonLondonUK