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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1177–1179

Acousto-optic photonic switch

Dan Owen Harris and A. VanderLugt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 1177-1179 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.001177


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Abstract

An acousto-optic architecture is presented to implement a nonblocking space-division switch with O(N) complexity. Signal degradation is minimal so that the switch is suitable for nonregenerative application within optical networks; it is also capable of rapid reconfiguration. Experiments for a 1 × 4 switch show an insertion loss ranging from 4.6 to 5.6 dB, a worst-case signal-to-cross-talk ratio of better than 30 dB, and a reconfiguration time of 1.46 μsec.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 1989
Published: November 1, 1989

Citation
Dan Owen Harris and A. VanderLugt, "Acousto-optic photonic switch," Opt. Lett. 14, 1177-1179 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-21-1177

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