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Switching characteristics of generalized Mach-Zehnder optical switches
Author(s): Laurence W. Cahill
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Paper Abstract

Integrated optical switches based on multimode interference (MMI) structures in a generalized Mach-Zehnder configuration can be used to achieve space-division switching. This paper examines the fundamental limitations of these optical switches and assesses their suitability for use as optical cross-connects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5729, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VII, (25 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589428
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Laurence W. Cahill, La Trobe Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5729:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VII
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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