29 July 1981 N×M Planar Optical Waveguide Switch For Computer Communications
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Proceedings Volume 0269, Integrated Optics I; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959949
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
A new scheme for a NxM electro-optical switching network in a planar LiNbO3 optical waveguide for computer communications has been demonstrated and will be reported here. Experimental data and analysis will be presented to show its performance characteristics, such as the maximum number of communications channels, the "on/off" difference (i.e. signal-to-noise ratio) and the switching voltage, as affected by the inplane scattering noise in the waveguide, the lens performance, switching electrode design, and detectors.
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Chi-hu Peng, Chi-hu Peng, William S. C. Chang, William S. C. Chang, Robert J. Falster, Robert J. Falster, } "N×M Planar Optical Waveguide Switch For Computer Communications", Proc. SPIE 0269, Integrated Optics I, (29 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959949; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959949


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