1100 × 1100 port MEMS-based optical crossconnect with 4-dB maximum loss

Journal Article

We present a microelectromechanical systems-based beam steering optical crossconnect switch core with port count exceeding 1100, featuring mean fiber-to-fiber insertion loss of 2.1 dB and maximum insertion loss of 4.0 dB across all possible connections. The challenge of efficient measurement and optimization of all possible connections was met by an automated testing facility. The resulting connections feature optical loss stability of better than 0.2 dB over days, without any feedback control under normal laboratory conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, J; Nuzman, CJ; Kumar, B; Lieuwen, DF; Kraus, JS; Weiss, A; Lichtenwalner, CP; Papazian, AR; Frahm, RE; Basavanhally, NR; Ramsey, DA; Aksyuk, VA; Pardo, F; Simon, ME; Lifton, V; Chan, HB; Haueis, M; Gasparyan, A; Shea, HR; Arney, S; Bolle, CA; Kolodner, PR; Ryf, R; Neilson, DT; Gates, JV

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1537 - 1539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LPT.2003.818653