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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 157–165

Development and fabrication of monolithically integrated optical packet switches

Dan A. Yanson, Mark Silver, Omar Vassalli, Margaret Campbell, Graeme Masterton, Stewart D. McDougall, and John H. Marsh  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 157-165 (2007)

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<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=26">Feature Issue on Photonics in Switching</a></p>We report development activities towards realization of fully integrated1×2, 2×2, and 4×4 cross-point optical switches for WDM-packet-based data networking. Two enabling technologies, quantum-well intermixing and etched turning mirrors, are developed and demonstrated in InGaAs/InAlGaAs InP-based material at a wavelength of 1.55 μm. We describe the use of both technologies to fabricate switch chips with different port counts.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

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Photonics in Switching

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: January 19, 2007

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Photonics in Switching (2006) Journal of Optical Networking

Dan A. Yanson, Mark Silver, Omar Vassalli, Margaret Campbell, Graeme Masterton, Stewart D. McDougall, and John H. Marsh, "Development and fabrication of monolithically integrated optical packet switches," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 157-165 (2007)

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