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Three-dimensional micro-optical switching system (3D-MOSS) architecture
Author(s): Tetsuzo Yoshimura; Satoshi Tsukada; Shinji Kawakami; Yukihiro Arai; Hiroaki Kurokawa; Kunihiko Asama
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed/large-scale architecture, 3D Micro Optical Switching System (3D-MOSS), is proposed. A switching network is divided into sub-network blocks, followed by stacking them to construct a multi-layer structure. The inter-block connection is replaced with short-distance vertical optical wiring, that is, optical z-connection. 3D-MOSS, in contrast with conventional planar structures, reduces waveguide cross points, wiring length, and system size. Expected applications are Switching for Fiber Communications, Reconfigurable 3D Micro Optoelectronic System, and so on. 3D-MOSS consists of OE-films, in which thin-film high-speed micro optical switches are embedded. BPM calculation shows that Variable Well Optical Integrated Circuit (VWOIC), with matrix rectangular electrodes or prism-shaped electrodes on an electro-optic slab waveguide, is viable for the optical switch. BPM/FDTD coupled simulation demonstrates an optical z-connection with 2dB loss in a 4-micrometers -width-waveguide- based network. Resource/cost-saving heterogeneous device integration process, SORT, is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4653, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III, (7 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469635
Show Author Affiliations
Tetsuzo Yoshimura, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Satoshi Tsukada, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Shinji Kawakami, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Yukihiro Arai, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Hiroaki Kurokawa, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Kunihiko Asama, Tokyo Univ. of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4653:
WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III
Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon, Editor(s)

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