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Integration of electro-holography in next-generation optical cross connects
Author(s): Rhea T. Hood
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses an all-optical switching device for routing signals in a WDM system based on a technique known as Electro-holography. The device features a photorefractive crystal with a hologram affixed in its crystalline structure. Upon receiving the correct stimulus, the device controls the index of refraction of the crystal and results in a diffraction of an input data signal to the correct output fiber based on the hologram's coding. When integrated in cross connect devices, WDM systems are projected to have faster response times and switching speeds resulting from the immense recording capabilities associated with an HOE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4647, Functional Integration of Opto-Electro-Mechanical Devices and Systems II, (10 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469826
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Rhea T. Hood, Edmund Industrial Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4647:
Functional Integration of Opto-Electro-Mechanical Devices and Systems II
Michael R. Descour; Juha T. Rantala, Editor(s)

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