Compact 64 × 64 micromechanical optical cross connect

Journal Article

This letter describes a 64 × 64 beam steering optical cross connect constructed using surface micromachined mirrors. It used a curved mirror as a Fourier transform element and to fold the optical system. Both micromechanical switches mirror arrays are fabricated on a single chip and packaged in a single package. The switch fabric size, at 100 × 120 × 20 mm, is compatible with mounting on a standard circuit card. The cross connect achieves a mean fiber-to-fiber insertion loss of 1.9 dB.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kozhevnikov, M; Basavanhally, NR; Weld, JD; Low, YL; Kolodner, P; Bolle, CA; Ryf, R; Papazian, AR; Olkhovets, A; Pardo, F; Kim, J; Neilson, DT; Aksyuk, VA; Gates, JV

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 993 - 995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LPT.2003.813408