Transient effects and cascadability of an MEMS-based dynamic-gain equalizing filter: A case study

Stanley Pau, Naresh Chand, Keisuke Kojima, Venkataraman Swaminathan

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We investigate the cascadability and transient effects of an micro-electromechanical-systems-based 64-channel blocker. We observe no transient effect due to the blocker. We limited our study to ten cascades and observe negligible optical power penalty with or without the 7-dB maximum allowable equalization for both nonreturn-to-zero and return-to-zero pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003



  • Microelectromechanical devices
  • Photonic switching systems
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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