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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: C171–C181

Switch multiplexer of fiber-optic channels Based on multibeam acousto-optic diffraction

Sergey Antonov, Alexander Vainer, Valery Proklov, and Yuri Rezvov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. C171-C181 (2009)

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The peculiarities of the multibeam acousto-optic Bragg diffraction of light by a multifrequency acoustic signal are investigated. The investigation is related to design of fiber-optic space division switch multiplexer 1 × N . It is proved that a specialized two-dimensional acousto-optic deflector can perform high efficiency multifunctional light switching of fiber-optic channels. The device has advanced characteristics—the number of channels is up to a few hundred, the switching time is about a few microseconds, and the cross talk is limited to 45 dB .

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: February 27, 2009

Sergey Antonov, Alexander Vainer, Valery Proklov, and Yuri Rezvov, "Switch multiplexer of fiber-optic channels based on multibeam acousto-optic diffraction," Appl. Opt. 48, C171-C181 (2009)

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