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NxM planar optical waveguide switch for computer communications
Author(s): Robert J. Falster; William S. C. Chang; Chi-hu Peng
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Paper Abstract

A new scheme for a NxM electrooptical switching network in a planar LiNb03 optical wave-guide for computer communications has been demonstrated and will be reported here. Experimental data and analysis will be presented to show its performance characteristics, such as the maximum number of communications channels, the "on/off" difference (i.e. signal-to-noise ratio) and the switching voltage, as affected by the inplane scattering noise in the waveguide, the lens performance, switching electrode design, and detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1981
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959046
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Falster, University of California (United States)
William S. C. Chang, University of California (United States)
Chi-hu Peng, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0236:
1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications
D. J. Kroon, Editor(s)

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