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Optoelectronic Techniques For Broadband Switching
Author(s): S F Su; L Jou; J Lenart
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic switching employs a hybrid optical/electronic principle to perform the switching function and is applicable for either analog broadband or high-bit rate digital switching. The major advantages of optoelectronic switching include high isolation, low crosstalk, small physical size, light weight, and low power consumption. These ad-vantages make optoelectronic switching an excellent candidate for on-board satellite switching. This paper describes a number of optoelectronic switching architectures. System components required for implementing these switching archi-tectures are discussed. Performance of these architectures are evaluated by calculating their crosstalk, isolation, inser-tion loss, matrix size, drive power, throughput, and switching speed. Technologies needed for monolithic optoelectronic switching are also identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0886, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944180
Show Author Affiliations
S F Su, GTE Laboratories Inc (United States)
L Jou, GTE Laboratories Inc (United States)
J Lenart, GTE Laboratories Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0886:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas
Kul B. Bhasin; Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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