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Micro-optical crossconnect switch
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Paper Abstract

A novel micro-optical crossconnect switch based on the use of diffractive optical elements is introduced. A set of micro-actuated diffractive optical elements are used to reshape the optical beam as well as establish the interconnection required between two arrays of input and output optical fibers. The coupling efficiency of the switch is shown to be far higher than those using reflecting mirrors. Possible techniques for the fabrication of the switch are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2004
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 5346, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IV, (24 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521378
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Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5346:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IV
Ayman El-Fatatry, Editor(s)

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