We report 1100 x 1100-port optical crossconnect switch using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The challenge of generating the database for each connection was addressed by advanced mathematical modeling, streamlined learning process and efficient hill-climbing algorithm.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
J. Kim, C. J. Nuzman, B. Kumar, D. F. Lieuwen, J. S. Kraus, A. Weiss, C. P. Lichtenwalner, A. R. Papazian, R. E. Frahm, and J. V. Gates, "Training 1100 x 1100-port MEMS-based optical crossconnect switches," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA23.
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