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Optical Engineering

Compact electronically aligned broadcast-enhanced all-optical switch
Author(s): Nadav Cohen; David Mendlovic; Naim Konforti
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Paper Abstract

All-optical switches are used for many different applications. Broadcast-enhanced switches allow connection of a single input channel to numerous output channels, thus increasing further the possible application span. A compact multichannel all-optical broadcast-enhanced switch is described. This switch setup allows electronic alignment thus requires only simple construction procedures. A special importance of the proposed switch is for multistage interconnection networks where the alignment plays a major role. The switch structure is described and experimentally demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(8) doi: 10.1117/1.1768538
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Nadav Cohen, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
David Mendlovic, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Naim Konforti, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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