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Microelectromechanical optical cross-connects (OXCs)
Author(s): Xu Ming Zhang; Ai Qun Liu; Fang Wang; Z. Liu; C. Lu
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the design, fabrication, and testing of drawbridge micromirrors that is used to form a monolithic 4 X 4 optical crossconnect (OXC) having dimensions about 4 mm X 4 mm. The OXC is composed of 16 individual drawbridge micromirrors that are fabricated by the surface micromachining technology and then manually assembled. In each drawbridge micromirror the mirror is driven by electrostatic force to cut off the laser beam or let it pass through, enabling the switching. The measured switching times range from 94 microsecond(s) to 181.1 microsecond(s) for the switches with different bending bean sizes. The configuration of this OXC is scalable and capable to build up a large array of OXC system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4582, Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445106
Show Author Affiliations
Xu Ming Zhang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ai Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Fang Wang, Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
Z. Liu, Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
C. Lu, Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4582:
Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection
Lih-Yuan Lin; Shulian Zhang, Editor(s)

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