A Novel Integrated-Optic WDM Cross-Connect for Wide Area All Optical Networks

Mahmoud Tabiani, Mohsen Kavehrad, Mansour I. Irshid

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a novel design for an integrated-optic WDM cross-connect which can be used in various wavelength routing network applications. This device is based on integrating a two-dimensional array of Bragg diffraction cells at cross points of input/output co-planner waveguides. The wavelength tuning of the individual Bragg cells can be chosen to construct a WDM cross-connect, with any number of required input/output interconnections. These cross-connects have proven extremely important in the design and deployment of wide area/nationwide all-optical networks.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)512-522
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Volume11
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1993

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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