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1 February 1991 Multiple-mode reconfigurable electro-optic switching network for optical fiber sensor array
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Proceedings Volume 1374, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
This paper reports the first switching network compatible with multimode fibers. A one-to-many cascaded reconfigurable interconnection was built. A thin glass substrate was used as the guiding medium which provides not only higher coupling efficiency from multimode fiber to waveguide but also better tolerance of phase-matching conditions. Involvement of a total-internal-reflection hologram and multimode waveguide eliminates interface problems between fibers and waveguides. The DCG polymer graft has proven to be reliable from -180 C to +200 C. Survivability of such an electrooptic system in harsh environments is further ensured. LiNbO3 was chosen as the E-O material because of its stability at high temperatures (phase-transition temperature of more than 1000 C) and maturity of E-O device technology. Further theoretical calculation was conducted to provide the optimal interaction length and device capacitance.
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Ray T. Chen, Michael R. Wang, Tomasz P. Jannson, and Robert J. Baumbick "Multiple-mode reconfigurable electro-optic switching network for optical fiber sensor array", Proc. SPIE 1374, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II, (1 February 1991);

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