A novel wavelength-selective switch is proposed and demonstrated. It has a 1x4 transversal filter configuration that includes AWGs and thermooptic phase shifters, and can route input light at an arbitrary wavelength to arbitrary outputs.
© 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
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
K. Suzuki, T. Mizuno, M. Oguma, T. Shibata, H. Takahashi, and A. Himeno, "Fully-reconfigurable wavelength-selective optical 1 x N switch based on transversal filter configuration," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WC2.