In this paper, an integrated optical beam router for MicroPhotonic switching is described. The router employs a piecewise linear optic that steers and couples optical collimated beams to optical fiber ports with minimum loss. Experimental results show that for a 3-port MicroPhotonic switch, fiber-to-fiber optical coupling loss less than 0.5 dB and insertion loss uniformity better than 0.25 dB can be achieved, and the tolerance to fluctuations in design parameters is practical.
|Title of host publication||High speed networks and multimedia communications|
|Subtitle of host publication||7th IEEE International Conference, HSNMC 2004, Toulouse, France, June 30-July 2, 2004, proceedings|
|Editors||Zoubir Mammeri, Pascal Lorenz|
|Place of Publication||Berlin ; New York|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
|Name||Lecture notes in computer science|