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Acousto-optic switch for telecommunication networks
Author(s): J. Sapriel; Vladimir Ya. Molchanov; G. Aubin; S. Gosselin
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Paper Abstract

A detailed description of multichannel Bragg cells and their insertion in a versatile crossbar optical switch architecture is presented here. The cells utilize for the first time an acousto-optic scattering geometry in GaAs which displays advantageous characteristics in the design of a telecommunication spatial switch: low crosstalk and access delay, insensitivity to optical polarization, relatively low insertion losses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5828, Acousto-Optics and Applications V, (3 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612841
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J. Sapriel, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
Vladimir Ya. Molchanov, Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys (Russia)
G. Aubin, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
S. Gosselin, France Telecom R&D (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5828:
Acousto-Optics and Applications V
Tomasz Klinkosz; Bogumil B. J. Linde; Anna Sikorska; Antoni Sliwinski, Editor(s)

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