The evolution of ultra fast all-optical free space switches

Zeev Zalevsky, Gal Shabtay, David Mendlovic, Amir Shemer, Vardit Eckhouse, Roy Appelman, Uriel Levy

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Abstract

The concepts related to the realization of ultra-fast optical switches, to be used in the next generation optical networks are discussed. The switch offers multicast and ultra-fast variable optical attenuation (VOA) capabilities, yielding high functionality. The results showed that the optical switches had a potentially small footprint, low cross-talk, low insertion-loss and high switching speed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)84-92
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4907
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Couplers
  • Fiber optics and optical communications
  • Switches and Multiplexers

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