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29 March 1996 Recent progress on silica-based optical switches and free-space optical switches
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Space-division optical switches will be indispensable for future fiber-optic communication systems such as fiber-optic subscriber-line concentrators, photonic inter-module connectors, and protection switches. This paper reports recent progress on both silica-based thermo-optic optical switches with drive electronics. Two types of free-space switch modules are also reviewed; analog free-space switching modules which use liquid crystal beam shifters and digital free-space switching modules which incorporate semiconductor photonic switch array devices.
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Akira Himeno and Masayasu Yamaguchi "Recent progress on silica-based optical switches and free-space optical switches", Proc. SPIE 2691, Optoelectronic Packaging, (29 March 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.236909
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