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Monolithic 8 x 8 optical crossbar switch
Author(s): Chet L. Balestra; Bartley C. Johnson; L. G. Perrymore; Robert R. Rice
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Paper Abstract

We have designed a monolithic 8 X 8 optical crossbar switch that can provide a lossless link for a fiber optic databus or communication system. The device is based upon a semiconductor active (with gain) waveguide structure that can be used as a building block at a monolithic device or multi-device level to configure a high bandwidth space division switch matrix. We have fabricated and characterized a first generation of devices and currently are involved in characterizing the second and designing the third. We will discuss our concepts for applying our device concepts to higher levels of network integration for military and commercial applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177657
Show Author Affiliations
Chet L. Balestra, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Bartley C. Johnson, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
L. G. Perrymore, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Robert R. Rice, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2214:
Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; Michael Chrisp; Concetto R. Giuliano; W. Pete Latham; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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