Fused coupler switch using a thermo-optic cladding

@inproceedings{Diemeer1988FusedCS,
  title={Fused coupler switch using a thermo-optic cladding},
  author={M.B.J. Diemeer and Willem De Vries and Koen W. Benoist},
  year={1988}
}
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.