Multi-service optical node based on low-losers MEMS optical crossconnect switch

R. Ryf, D. T. Neilson, P. R. Kolodner, J. Kim, J. P. Hickey, D. Carr, V. Aksyuk, D. S. Greywall, F. Pardo, C. Bolle, R. Frahm, N. R. Basavanhally, D. A. Ramsey, R. George, J. Kraus, C. Lichtenwalner, R. Papazian, C. Nuzman, A. Weiss, B. KumarD. Lieuwen, J. Gates, H. R. Shea, A. Gasparyan, V. A. Lifton, J. A. Prybyla, S. Goyal, R. Ruel, C. Nijander, S. Arney, D. J. Bishop, C. R. Giles, S. Pau, W. M. Mansfield, S. Jin, W. Y. Lai, D. L. Barr, R. A. Cirelli, G. R. Bogart, K. Teffeau, R. Vella, A. Ramirez, F. P. Klemens, J. Q. Liu, J. M. Rosamilia, H. T. Soh, T. C. Lee

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A multi-service node based on an optical microelectromechanical (MEMS) crossconnect switch with 1.33 dB mean loss was demonstrated. Low loss optical switches could be combined with other optical components to build highly adaptable multiservice devices. A flexible Add/Drop multiplexer was implemented by connecting the output ports of two 16-channel freespace grating-based demultiplexing to switch ports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2002Mar 22 2002


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ryf, R., Neilson, D. T., Kolodner, P. R., Kim, J., Hickey, J. P., Carr, D., Aksyuk, V., Greywall, D. S., Pardo, F., Bolle, C., Frahm, R., Basavanhally, N. R., Ramsey, D. A., George, R., Kraus, J., Lichtenwalner, C., Papazian, R., Nuzman, C., Weiss, A., ... Lee, T. C. (2002). Multi-service optical node based on low-losers MEMS optical crossconnect switch. 410-411. Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, Anaheim, CA, United States.