11 February 2005 Solid-state optical switches using planar lightwave circuit and IC-on-PLC technologies
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Proceedings Volume 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579684
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2004, Beijing, China
Abstract
We review recent progress on optical switches that employ silica-based planar lightwave circuits (PLC) including a 16 x 16 matrix switch, a 1 x 128 switch, an 8-channel 1 x 8 switch array, and a 32-channel 2 x 2 switch array. These switches are composed of silica-based waveguides and have a solid-state structure with no moving parts, thus they exhibit low insertion loss, high repeatability, and excellent long-term reliability. We also describe IC-on-PLC technology, where IC chips are integrated on the PLC surface for higher functionality and greater compactness. We report the results of reliability tests on the PLC switches, and show that they can put to practical use.
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Shunichi Sohma, Shunichi Sohma, Shinji Mino, Shinji Mino, Toshio Watanabe, Toshio Watanabe, Motohaya Ishii, Motohaya Ishii, Tomohiro Shibata, Tomohiro Shibata, Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Takahashi, } "Solid-state optical switches using planar lightwave circuit and IC-on-PLC technologies", Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579684; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579684
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