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Optical implementation of tree-type interconnection network using polarization control method
Author(s): Junbo Yang; Jiankun Yang; Ju Liu; Xiujian Li
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Paper Abstract

Tree-type network composed of optical splitters and optical combiners, according to the corresponding link rule, plays an important role in the all-optical communication and optical information processing. Based on the matured polarization control technology to realize routing and switching of signal beams, a novel tree-type interconnection network using phase spatial light modulator (PSLM), polarizing beam-splitter (PBS) and mirror, is proposed, including 1×2, 1×4, and 2×1, 4×1 switch elements. It is able to perform any arbitrary interconnection pattern, which has the advantages of compact in structure, efficient in performance, small size, and polarization-independent due to exploiting the building block pattern. The theoretical analysis shows the functional experimental prototype with large number of input/output ports should be helpful in the optimization and design of large-scale optical switch matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7847, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III, 784713 (15 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871041
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Junbo Yang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Jiankun Yang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Ju Liu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiujian Li, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7847:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III
Xuping Zhang; Hai Ming; Alan Xiaolong Wang, Editor(s)

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