Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system

Daniel J. Reiley, Jose M Sasian, Martin G. Beckman

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Abstract

To be competitive with electronic switching technologies, photonic switching systems must have stability that rivals that of electronic systems, requiring little or no intervention over time scales of years. This paper describes progress towards the goal of stable optical interconnects. We have built an extraordinarily stable free-space optical interconnect mounted in a standard electronics frame; the system operated successfully over a wide temperature range for three days and required no realignment after shipping. Robust optomechanical design played an important role in the successful operation of the system. The role of kinematic mounting principles, self-centering lens mounts, materials selection, and long-lever arm adjustments are described. Vigorous shaking of the system did not affect its bit-error rate - measured to be less than 10E-12 on a single channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMichael R. Feldman, Yung-Cheng Lee
Pages84-90
Number of pages7
Volume2691
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventOptoelectronic Packaging - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 1 1996Feb 2 1996

Other

OtherOptoelectronic Packaging
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/1/962/2/96

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Optical interconnects
Switching systems
optical switching
Freight transportation
free-space optical interconnects
Mountings
electronics
Bit error rate
Photonics
materials selection
Lenses
levers
Kinematics
Electronic equipment
optical interconnects
shaking
mounting
bit error rate
kinematics
adjusting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Reiley, D. J., Sasian, J. M., & Beckman, M. G. (1996). Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system. In M. R. Feldman, & Y-C. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2691, pp. 84-90)

Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system. / Reiley, Daniel J.; Sasian, Jose M; Beckman, Martin G.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Michael R. Feldman; Yung-Cheng Lee. Vol. 2691 1996. p. 84-90.

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

Reiley, DJ, Sasian, JM & Beckman, MG 1996, Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system. in MR Feldman & Y-C Lee (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2691, pp. 84-90, Optoelectronic Packaging, San Jose, CA, USA, 2/1/96.
Reiley DJ, Sasian JM, Beckman MG. Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system. In Feldman MR, Lee Y-C, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2691. 1996. p. 84-90
Reiley, Daniel J. ; Sasian, Jose M ; Beckman, Martin G. / Optomechanical design of a robust free-space optical switching system. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Michael R. Feldman ; Yung-Cheng Lee. Vol. 2691 1996. pp. 84-90
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