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Optomechanical switches for fiber optic communication systems
Author(s): Shinji Nagaoka
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design, performance, and application of newly developed latching type 1 X 2 single-mode fiber switch. The switch has been successfully fabricated using a micromachine technology. It exhibits excellent optical and mechanical characteristics. The optical loss is < 0.5 dB, the switching time is < 2 ms, and the driving power is only 9 mw. Switching operation was stable over 108 switchings. A 1 X 4 single-mode fiber switch constructed using three 1 X 2 switches exhibited practical characteristics. Several examples of possible switch application are briefly presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2576, International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing, (2 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.215618
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Shinji Nagaoka, NTT Interdisciplinary Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2576:
International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing
Toshio Kasai, Editor(s)

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