28 June 1993 Multichannel free-space optical switch using liquid-crystal polarization-control devices
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Proceedings Volume 1807, Photonic Switching; (1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147929
Event: Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, 1992, Minsk, Belarus
Abstract
This paper describes a four-channel optical switch module prototype for a reconfigurable optical interconnection network using a polarization-switched architecture and liquid crystal polarization control devices. Compact size and low insertion loss have been achieved by using integrated optical elements. The successful switching of 1 Gbps optical signals with little skew has been demonstrated.
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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Jayantilal S. Patel, Takakiyo Nakagami, "Multichannel free-space optical switch using liquid-crystal polarization-control devices", Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147929; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147929
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Switching

Switches

Liquid crystals

Optical switching

Polarization

Free space optics

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