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Novel digital optical switch with crosstalk below -40 dB based on absorptive switching

 

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center -IMEC-, Louvain:
21st European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC '95. Proceedings. Vol.1: Regular papers & invited papers : Including Symposium on Photonic versus Electronic Technologies in Switching and Interconnection, Symposium on Broadband Networks for Video and Multimedia Services, ECOC 95 EEOC, Brussels, Belgium, 17 - 21 September 1995
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 1995
ISBN: 90-9008471-1
ISBN: 0-7803-2938-4
S.107-110
European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) <21, 1995, Brüssel>
Symposium on Photonic versus Electronic Technologies in Switching and Interconnection <1995, Brüssel>
Symposium on Broadband Networks for Video and Multimedia Services <1995, Brüssel>
European Exhibition on Optical Communication (EEOC) <1, 1995, Brüssel>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer HHI ()
electro-optical switches; light absorption; optical communication equipment; optical crosstalk; refractive index; semiconductor quantum wells; digital optical switch; crosstalk; absorptive switching; space switch; dilated benes architecture; refractive index change; absorption change; mqw layers; extinction ratio

Abstract
We report a novel space switch carried out in dilated Benes architecture. The switch makes use of absorption and refractive index change provided in MQW layers and shows an extinction ratio of 40 dB.

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