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4x4 nonblocking matrix switch based on MOEMS
Author(s): Laurent Dellmann; Cornel Marxer; Nico F. de Rooij
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Paper Abstract

We present the design and characterization of a new 4 X 4 switch based on the previously developed 2 X 2 fiber switch. The switching principle uses plasma etched vertical mirrors that can be moved in and out of two pairs of optical fibers with the integrated electrostatic actuator. The 4 X 4 switch is built by connecting 16 individual 2 X 2 switches in a common package (100 X 50 X 35 mm). Instead of integrating the 16 switch elements on the same chip, we preferred assembling the switches by fusion splicing. The insertion loss is less than 1.8 dB for each state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4230, Micromachining and Microfabrication, (20 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.404900
Show Author Affiliations
Laurent Dellmann, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Cornel Marxer, Sercalo Microtechnology Ltd. (Liechtenstein)
Nico F. de Rooij, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4230:
Micromachining and Microfabrication
Kevin H. Chau; M. Parameswaran; Francis E.H. Tay, Editor(s)

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