Time-multiplexed signals and parallel signal analysis/switch optimization for MEMS-based optical cross-connect

Stanley K H Pau, Mario De Angelis, B. Holland

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The calibration of the numerous mirror pairs, or switches, in MEMS-mirror optical cross-connect systems is a critical process in their manufacture. Because the number of switch connections for these systems scales quadratically to the number of inputs/outputs, this places great demands on the equipment used to perform testing. We propose and demonstrate a calibration technique for generic optical subsystems based on optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Optical cross-connect (OXC)
  • Optical subsystem
  • Testing and measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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