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Lithium niobate: electro-optic guided-wave optical switch
Author(s): Hideaki Okayama
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Paper Abstract

This report reviews optical switching technology using electro optic material. Firstly, guided wave optical switch using single routing stage and then deices implemented by connecting multiple ranks of switching elements are described. The number of modes used in operating and the device structure can classify switching elements. Representative switching network architectures constructed by connecting switching elements are shown. Some device demonstrations using lithium niobate and other materials such as compound semiconductor are introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436001
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Hideaki Okayama, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)


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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