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Silica-Based Optical Waveguide Gate Matrix Switch
Author(s): A. Himeno; M. Kobayashi; H. Terui; T. Miyashita
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Paper Abstract

Optical-gate based waveguide matrix switches are described. The 4x4 single-mode switches are composed of optical gates and high-silica waveguide splitter, interconnection and combiner circuits. Two types of optical gates, a high-silica waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometer gate and an InGaAsP laser-diode gate, are tested. The two types of preliminary 4x4 experimental switches exhibited more than 400 Mbit/s switch bandwidth. The optical waveguide gate matrix switch features point-to-multipoint switching and compact structure. The switch may be applied to optical signal processing systems as well as optical communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0752, Digital Optical Computing, (11 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939909
Show Author Affiliations
A. Himeno, NTT Electrical Communications Laboratories (Japan)
M. Kobayashi, NTT Electrical Communications Laboratories (Japan)
H. Terui, NTT Electrical Communications Laboratories (Japan)
T. Miyashita, NTT Electrical Communications Laboratories (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0752:
Digital Optical Computing
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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