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Multichannel free-space optical switch using liquid-crystal polarization-control devices
Author(s): Tsuyoshi Yamamoto; Jayantilal S. Patel; Takakiyo Nakagami
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a four-channel optical switch module prototype for a reconfigurable optical interconnection network using a polarization-switched architecture and liquid crystal polarization control devices. Compact size and low insertion loss have been achieved by using integrated optical elements. The successful switching of 1 Gbps optical signals with little skew has been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147929
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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)
Jayantilal S. Patel, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Takakiyo Nakagami, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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