24 May 2000 Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386847
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
A 2 X 2 optical switch performing bidirectional cross-bar on optical communication signals at 1550 nm is presented and experimented. The switch is based on electro-optic effect in bulk CdTe crystals. Operation is totally independent by input state of polarization of the optical beams to be addressed. The proposed free-space architecture grants high compactness, reliability and fast response time compared with common switching solutions.
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Pierpaolo Boffi, Pierpaolo Boffi, Davide Piccinin, Davide Piccinin, Andrea Tonini, Andrea Tonini, Andrea Zappettini, Andrea Zappettini, Mario Martinelli, Mario Martinelli, "Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386847; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386847

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