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N x M Planar Optical Waveguide Switch For Computer Communications
Author(s): Chi-hu Peng; William S. C. Chang; Robert J. Falster
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Paper Abstract

A new scheme for a NxM electro-optical switching network in a planar LiNbO3 optical waveguide for computer communications has been demonstrated and will be reported here. Experimental data and analysis will be presented to show its performance characteristics, such as the maximum number of communications channels, the "on/off" difference (i.e. signal-to-noise ratio) and the switching voltage, as affected by the inplane scattering noise in the waveguide, the lens performance, switching electrode design, and detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0269, Integrated Optics I, (29 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959949
Show Author Affiliations
Chi-hu Peng, Tsinghua University (China)
William S. C. Chang, University of California (United States)
Robert J. Falster, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0269:
Integrated Optics I
Esther Krikorian; Harold M. Stoll, Editor(s)

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