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Optical transposition transform interconnects using a free-space and fiber hybrid module
Author(s): Jan Popelek; Yao Li
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Paper Abstract

Cross-connect switch is a popular switching architecture for telecom and datacom applications. Using various switching components and a k-shuffle interconnect, a cross-connect switch can be configured for general-purpose, blocking as well as non-blocking networking applications. We show that a 1D k-shuffle interconnect pattern is topologically equivalent to a 2D transposition transform pattern. Based on this observation and using space-invariant optical components, the transposition transform interconnect is experimentally implemented. To achieve a sensible packing, we propose to incorporate fiber arrays into the implementation so that the interconnect offers connectorized plug-and-play capability with its switching arrays. Experimental results of implementing a 256 X 256 connectorized free-space and fiber hybrid transposition transform interconnect for cross-connect switching are presented. Key parameters, such as insertion loss, cross- talk, and bit-error-rate of the hybrid interconnect module are measured. Video data are used to demonstrate interconnect quality of various link channels. Scalability to larger interconnects are speculated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3631, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348322
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Jan Popelek, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3631:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III
Michael R. Feldman; Michael R. Feldman; James G. Grote; Mary K. Hibbs-Brenner, Editor(s)

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