20 January 2003 DLP switched blaze grating: the heart of optical signal processing
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Proceedings Volume 4983, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480906
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We have developed an approach for processing communication signals in the optical domain using a DLP digital mirror array driven by a Digital Signal Processor (DSP). In optical communication systems, modulation rates of 10 GB/s and above are common, hence, direct processing of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed (DWDM) optical signals without undergoing Optical to Electrical conversion has become a key requirement for cost effective deployment of dynamic optical networks. This work will discuss primarily applications of Optical Signal Processing (OSP) to coherent DWDM signals. Optical Signal Processing has also found applications in spectroscopy, microscopy, sensing, optical correlation, and testing.
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Walter M. Duncan, Walter M. Duncan, Benjamin L. Lee, Benjamin L. Lee, Paul Rancuret, Paul Rancuret, Bryce D. Sawyers, Bryce D. Sawyers, Lynn Endsley, Lynn Endsley, Donald Powell, Donald Powell, } "DLP switched blaze grating: the heart of optical signal processing", Proc. SPIE 4983, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III, (20 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480906; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480906
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