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High-speed lossless optical crossbar switch based on semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Larry R. McAdams; Allan M. Gerrish
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Paper Abstract

An optical crossbar switch using semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) as switching elements is presented. The switch is constructed using the strictly non-blocking matrix-vector multiplier (MVM) architecture and is capable of interconnecting 8 single mode fiber optic inputs and outputs. Successful operation of the switch has been demonstrated with the High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) protocol and 1.1 Gb/s digital data streams as well as 1.4 GHz analog video signals from a satellite downlink.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2024, Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161335
Show Author Affiliations
Larry R. McAdams, Optivision, Inc. (United States)
Allan M. Gerrish, Optivision, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2024:
Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems
Leonid G. Kazovsky; Karen Liu, Editor(s)

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