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Compact optical switch for high-speed demultiplexing
Author(s): Brian P. McGinnis; Wayne M. Gibbons
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Paper Abstract

Interferometric optical switches have enabled high-speed gates suitable for demultiplexing applications while still allowing the use of slow recovering optical materials. We present a new form of switch that lends itself to a compact format using reflective switching elements. This is an important distinction form previous designs in that planar reflective elements can now be incorporated into this class of switches which were previous designs in that planar reflective elements can now be incorporated into this class of switches which were previously considered unsuitable. In addition, the form of this switch is compatible with parallel processing architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3632, Optoelectronic Interconnects VI, (13 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344603
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Brian P. McGinnis, Elsicon, Inc. (United States)
Wayne M. Gibbons, Elsicon, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3632:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VI
Julian P. G. Bristow; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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