An electro-optic polymer digital optical switch with a coupling region modified for optimum mode coupling is proposed, and it is analyzed by using the beam propagation method combined with the effective index method. Its modified coupling region is adiabatically introduced along the propagation direction from the branching point of the two waveguides. The structure of the modified coupling region and its refractive index profiles are designed to optimize the mode coupling in the Y-branch waveguide. Therefor, the switching performance of the device may be enhanced with a fixed device length. It is confirmed from the numerical calculation that the drive voltage is reduced by more than 30 percents and te crosstalk is improved by about 8dB.
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