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11 August 1987 Silica-Based Optical Waveguide Gate Matrix Switch
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Proceedings Volume 0752, Digital Optical Computing; (1987)
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Optical-gate based waveguide matrix switches are described. The 4x4 single-mode switches are composed of optical gates and high-silica waveguide splitter, interconnection and combiner circuits. Two types of optical gates, a high-silica waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometer gate and an InGaAsP laser-diode gate, are tested. The two types of preliminary 4x4 experimental switches exhibited more than 400 Mbit/s switch bandwidth. The optical waveguide gate matrix switch features point-to-multipoint switching and compact structure. The switch may be applied to optical signal processing systems as well as optical communication systems.
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A. Himeno, M. Kobayashi, H. Terui, and T. Miyashita "Silica-Based Optical Waveguide Gate Matrix Switch", Proc. SPIE 0752, Digital Optical Computing, (11 August 1987);

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