Proc. SPIE. 4983, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Digital signal processing, Optical signal processing, Reflectivity, Modulators, Signal processing, Optical communications, Optical networks, Dense wavelength division multiplexing, Digital Light Processing
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.