Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD

Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Alexander Miles, Brittany Lynn, John W Wissinger, Daniel Carothers, Robert A Norwood, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

We present here the use the DMD as a diffraction-based optical switch, where Fourier diffraction patterns are used to steer the incoming beams to any output configuration. We have implemented a single-mode fiber coupled N × N switch and demonstrated its ability to operate over the entire telecommunication C-band centered at 1550 nm. The all-optical switch was built primarily with off-the-shelf components and a Texas Instruments DLP7000™with an array of 1024 × 768 micromirrors. This DMD is capable of switching 100 times faster than currently available technology (3D MOEMS). The switch is robust to typical failure modes, protocol and bit-rate agnostic, and permits full reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexing (ROADM). The switch demonstrator was inserted into a networking testbed for the majority of the measurements. The testbed assembled under the Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC), provided an environment in which to simulate and test the data routing functionality of the switch. A Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 PS was used to provide the data signal, which was sent through the switch and received by a second Flashwave node. We successfully transmitted an HD video stream through a switched channel without any measurable data loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume8979
ISBN (Print)9780819498922
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventEmerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2014Feb 5 2014

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OtherEmerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/4/142/5/14

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Optical Switch
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Single-mode Fiber
Failure Mode
Single mode fibers
Multiplexing
Telecommunications
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Keywords

  • Add drop multiplexing
  • Diffraction
  • Fourier hologram
  • Non-blocking
  • Optical switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Blanche, P. A., Miles, A., Lynn, B., Wissinger, J. W., Carothers, D., Norwood, R. A., & Peyghambarian, N. N. (2014). Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8979). [89790C] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036780

Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD. / Blanche, Pierre Alexandre; Miles, Alexander; Lynn, Brittany; Wissinger, John W; Carothers, Daniel; Norwood, Robert A; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8979 SPIE, 2014. 89790C.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Blanche, PA, Miles, A, Lynn, B, Wissinger, JW, Carothers, D, Norwood, RA & Peyghambarian, NN 2014, Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8979, 89790C, SPIE, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications VI, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2/4/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036780
Blanche PA, Miles A, Lynn B, Wissinger JW, Carothers D, Norwood RA et al. Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8979. SPIE. 2014. 89790C https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036780
Blanche, Pierre Alexandre ; Miles, Alexander ; Lynn, Brittany ; Wissinger, John W ; Carothers, Daniel ; Norwood, Robert A ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N. / Microsecond reconfigurable NxN data-communication switch using DMD. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8979 SPIE, 2014.
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