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thin-film optical switch
A switch that consists of multilayered films of material of different optical characteristics, that is capable of switching transmitted light by using electro-optic, electro-acoustic, or magneto-optic effects to obtain signal switching, and is usually used as a component in integrated optical circuits. Note: Thin-film optical switches may support only one propagation mode. [From Weik '89]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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