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Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals
Author(s): Pierpaolo Boffi; Davide Piccinin; Andrea Tonini; Andrea Zappettini; Mario Martinelli
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Paper Abstract

A 2 X 2 optical switch performing bidirectional cross-bar on optical communication signals at 1550 nm is presented and experimented. The switch is based on electro-optic effect in bulk CdTe crystals. Operation is totally independent by input state of polarization of the optical beams to be addressed. The proposed free-space architecture grants high compactness, reliability and fast response time compared with common switching solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386847
Show Author Affiliations
Pierpaolo Boffi, CoreCom (Italy)
Davide Piccinin, CoreCom (Italy)
Andrea Tonini, CoreCom (Italy)
Andrea Zappettini, CoreCom (Italy)
Mario Martinelli, CoreCom (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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