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Planar realization of all-optical multilayer switching fabrics
Author(s): Josef Giglmayr
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Paper Abstract

Multi-layer switching architectures, where the layers and the parallel waveguides form N-gon prisms (N is the number of waveguides), represent a novel class of all-optical switches which (1) approach shuffle results through their 2 X 2- switches are interconnected in a nearest-neighbor manner and moreover (2) improve shuffle results by increasing the connectivity (equalsVnumber of 2 X 2-switches) between the prisms. However, as multi-layer switches may be difficult to implement by the current technology of photonics, the paper provides a first step towards the planar realization of this class of multi-layer switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1998
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3288, Optoelectronic Interconnects V, (5 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307578
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Josef Giglmayr, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3288:
Optoelectronic Interconnects V
Ray T. Chen; Julian P. G. Bristow, Editor(s)

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