Proposal of a novel MMI-based NxN non-blocking optical ring switch

N. Xie, K. Utaka

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Abstract

We propose a novel optical NxN switch network based on MMI elements and a nested rings topology. Reductions compared to the conventional Beneš network include the number of switching elements, power consumption, and physical device area. As much as 20% reduction to the number of elements is achievable for an NxN switch. An equation has also been derived for the number of switches. Since MMI elements in this type of device are required to operate with bi-directional inputs, passive simulation shows that they can exhibit low losses of 0.1 dB with -52dB of crosstalk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventOFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Mar 252007 Mar 29

Publication series

NameOFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007

Other

OtherOFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period07/3/2507/3/29

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Xie, N., & Utaka, K. (2007). Proposal of a novel MMI-based NxN non-blocking optical ring switch. In OFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007 [4348315] (OFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/OFC.2007.4348315