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Broadband optoelectronic switch for digital and analog signals
Author(s): Rohit Sharma; R. Ian MacDonald; Dobby Lam; David D. Clegg; Rob Tholl; L. Zmeko
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Paper Abstract

An optoelectronic matrix capable of routing broadband digital and analog signals is presented. Metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetectors are used as bias-switched analog crosspoints to provide a signal format independent routing path through the switch. Results are presented for digital signals up to a bit rate of 2.5 Gbps with CATV signals switched simultaneously through the same switch fabric. This optoelectronic switch architecture provides a unique signal format insensitive method of implementing broadband switch fabrics required for gigabit communication networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2692, Optical Interconnects in Broadband Switching Architectures, (20 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235851
Show Author Affiliations
Rohit Sharma, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
R. Ian MacDonald, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
Dobby Lam, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
David D. Clegg, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
Rob Tholl, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
L. Zmeko, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2692:
Optical Interconnects in Broadband Switching Architectures
Thomas J. Cloonan, Editor(s)

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