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Novel revolving multichannel electromechanical optical switch
Author(s): Wenping Ge; Zongmin Yin; Jingjing Liu; Zhengli Zhou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we described a kind of structures and the principle about a multi-channel optical switch. we designed a novel revolving single mode optical switch, which based on electronically controlled fiber collimators directing the light to desired output fibers, and the movement of fiber collimator is implemented by the rotation of stepping micro-electromotor. The main parts of the optical switch are two cylinders being carrier of fiber collimators, one of which can revolve driven by stepping micro-electromotor which is controlled by micro-computer. With flexibility of structure,it is easy to design the series of 1xN optical switches. Furthermore, by using two or more revolving axes, we can design reasonably the position of the optical collimators, and get no-blocking 2x2 or 4x4 optical switch matrix. We fabricated a 1×8 single1 mode optical switch, and the experiment results indicate that the technical performance of the optical switch can satisfy requires for changing light channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4604, Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications, (11 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444600
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Wenping Ge, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zongmin Yin, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jingjing Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zhengli Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4604:
Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications

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