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Electronically switchable Bragg gratings for large-scale NXN fiber optic crossconnects
Author(s): Lawrence H. Domash; Yong-Ming Chen; Conrad M. Gozewski; Paul O. Haugsjaa; Moshe Oren
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Paper Abstract

Electronically switchable Bragg gratings (ESBG) based on holographic polymerized polymer/liquid crystal composites have been described by Sutherland et al. We present an overview of potential applications to waveguide based fiber optic NXN crossconnect and waveguide selective (WDM) crossconnect devices. Various proposed waveguide grating devices are described, and silicon and glass/polymer fabrication paths are outlined. Recent experimental results are summarized. ESBGs are a promising new technology for efficient, large N scalable, moderate speed reconfigurration switches for fiber optic networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3010, Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications IV, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274420
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence H. Domash, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Yong-Ming Chen, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Conrad M. Gozewski, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Paul O. Haugsjaa, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Moshe Oren, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3010:
Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications IV
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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