Performance of an Optical Switch Based on 3-D MEMS Crossconnect

Journal Article

We demonstrate a fully functional microelectrome-chanical system-based optical crossconnect switch with advanced close-loop feedback control architecture for the mirrors. The system architecture was designed for handling multiple connections in parallel. The switch features rapid restoration of multiple connections at the switching element level opening up the path to synchronous optical network-like performance for mesh networks, and power equalization capability for each port.

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Cited Authors

  • Olkhovets, A; Phanaphat, P; Nuzman, C; Shin, DJ; Lichtenwalner, C; Kozhevnikov, M; Kim, J

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

  • Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 780 - 782

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LPT.2004.823703