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Optical crossbar switch based on total internal reflection: technology and applications
Author(s): Jonathan Lacey
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Paper Abstract

We begin by reviewing the likely evolution of long-haul optical networks, and the role of optical cross connects (OXCs) in this evolution. We examine technologies for the switch fabrics in these OXCS, and focus on a guided-wave optical crossbar matrix based on total internal reflection. We argue that the reliability, modularity and scalability of crossbar matrix switches make them attractive for many applications.

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Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435998
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Jonathan Lacey, Agilent Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4532:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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