238×238 surface micromachined optical crossconnect with 2dB maximum loss

Journal Article

A microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based 238 x 238 micromachined optical crossconnect switch was discussed. The switch utilizes surface micromachined two-axis tilt mirrors which exhibit a curvature-induced loss of < 0.3 dB. Two fiber arrays with attached collimating microlenses were used to project and receive beams from two 2-dimensional arrays of two-axis electrostatic micromirrors. The mean fiber-to-fiber insertion loss of the fabric was found to be 1.33 dB and the maximum insertion loss to be 2 dB.

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; Ryf, R; Shea, H; Simon, ME

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

  • Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series

Volume / Issue

  • 70 /

Start / End Page

  • FB91 - FB93