Packet-switching characteristics are optimized across an integrated 4×4 optical cross-point switch matrix based on active vertical coupler switch cells. Optical gain is demonstrated across the entire matrix with a <3-dB difference between the shortest and longest switching paths.
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Riccardo Varrazza, Ivan B. Djordjevic, Matthew Hill, and Siyuan Yu, "4 × 4 optical cross-point packet switch matrix with minimized path-dependent optical gain," Opt. Lett. 28, 2252-2254 (2003)