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MEMS for optical networking: vast promises amid vaster promises
Author(s): Shi-sheng Lee; Sangtae Park; Patrick B. Chu; Chuan Pu; Lih-Yuan Lin; Evan L. Goldstein
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Paper Abstract

The rapid growth of Internet data communication, facilitated by the advent of wavelength-division-multiplexing technologies, has influenced ways of communications worldwide substantially, and demanded for innovations in network architectures and technologies. MEMS has recently emerged as a promising and heavily-suit-after technology for implementing various network elements and components in optical networks, such as optical cross-connects (OXCs), wavelength add/drop, tunable laser and filter, modulator, variable attenuator, gain equalizer, polarization controller, and dispersion compensator. We discuss current status, challenges lying in front, and future prospect of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4592, Device and Process Technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics II, (21 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448977
Show Author Affiliations
Shi-sheng Lee, Tellium, Inc. (United States)
Sangtae Park, Tellium, Inc. (United States)
Patrick B. Chu, Tellium, Inc. (United States)
Chuan Pu, Tellium, Inc. (United States)
Lih-Yuan Lin, Tellium, Inc. (United States)
Evan L. Goldstein, Tellium, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4592:
Device and Process Technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics II
Jung-Chih Chiao; Lorenzo Faraone; H. Barry Harrison; Andrei M. Shkel, Editor(s)

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