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Optical crossbar switch based on dye polymer
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Paper Abstract

A novel all-optic waveguide crossbar switch based on an in-house developed birefringent material is presented here. This switch uses visible light ((lambda) equals 514 nm) for programmable beam addressing to provide all-optic reconfiguration in both single-mode and multi-mode waveguides. An array of waveguide beams can be addressed within milliseconds using very moderate optical pumping powers (below 100 (mu) W). This allows green emitting diodes to be used for signal switching. The switch is characterized by high speed, high switching sensitivity, low waveguide loss, low optical noise levels, erasability, and reasonable cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2240, Advances in Optical Information Processing VI, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179136
Show Author Affiliations
Dai Hyun Kim, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Andrew A. Kostrzewski, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Sueh-Wen Siao, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Charles Y. C. Lee, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2240:
Advances in Optical Information Processing VI
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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