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21 November 2001 MEMS for optical networking: vast promises amid vaster promises
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The rapid growth of Internet data communication, facilitated by the advent of wavelength-division-multiplexing technologies, has influenced ways of communications worldwide substantially, and demanded for innovations in network architectures and technologies. MEMS has recently emerged as a promising and heavily-suit-after technology for implementing various network elements and components in optical networks, such as optical cross-connects (OXCs), wavelength add/drop, tunable laser and filter, modulator, variable attenuator, gain equalizer, polarization controller, and dispersion compensator. We discuss current status, challenges lying in front, and future prospect of this technology.
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Shi-sheng Lee, Sangtae Park, Patrick B. Chu, Chuan Pu, Lih-Yuan Lin, and Evan L. Goldstein "MEMS for optical networking: vast promises amid vaster promises", Proc. SPIE 4592, Device and Process Technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics II, (21 November 2001);

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