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Polymer thermo-optic switching matrix for space routing in transparent optical frequency division multiplex (OFDM) networks
Author(s): Norbert Keil; Bernhard N. Strebel; HuiHai Yao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the fabrication and characterization of polymeric thermo-optic (T/O) single switching elements and (4 X 4)-switching matrices are described. The first loop experiment with cascaded transparent OFDM crossconnects including a polymeric (4 X 4)-switching matrix is reported. In order to reduce insertion loss, power consumption and crosstalk, the optimization strategy for the polymeric T/O switches is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2449, Fiber Optic Network Components, (22 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201981
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Norbert Keil, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Bernhard N. Strebel, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
HuiHai Yao, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2449:
Fiber Optic Network Components

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