8 June 1994 Monolithic 8 x 8 optical crossbar switch
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Abstract
We have designed a monolithic 8 X 8 optical crossbar switch that can provide a lossless link for a fiber optic databus or communication system. The device is based upon a semiconductor active (with gain) waveguide structure that can be used as a building block at a monolithic device or multi-device level to configure a high bandwidth space division switch matrix. We have fabricated and characterized a first generation of devices and currently are involved in characterizing the second and designing the third. We will discuss our concepts for applying our device concepts to higher levels of network integration for military and commercial applications.
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Chet L. Balestra, Bartley C. Johnson, L. G. Perrymore, Robert R. Rice, "Monolithic 8 x 8 optical crossbar switch", Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177657
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