238 × 238 micromechanical optical cross connect

Journal Article

This letter describes a 238 × 238 beam-steering optical cross connect constructed using surface micromachined mirrors. Its innovative optical configuration resulted in superior optical performance, achieving a mean fiber-to-fiber insertion loss of 1.33 dB and a maximum insertion loss for all 56 644 connections of 2 dB.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aksyuk, VA; Arney, S; Basavanhally, NR; Bishop, DJ; Bolle, CA; Chang, CC; Frahm, R; Gasparyan, A; Gates, JV; George, R; Giles, CR; Kim, J; Kolodner, PR; Lee, TM; Neilson, DT; Nijander, C; Nuzman, CJ; Paczkowski, M; Papazian, AR; Pardo, F; Ramsey, DA; Ryf, R; Scotti, RE; Shea, H; Simon, ME

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 587 - 589

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LPT.2003.809261