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 0.1dB with -52dB of crosstalk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528306, 9781557528308
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Mar 252007 Mar 25

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period07/3/2507/3/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Xie, N., & Utaka, K. (2007). Proposal of a novel MMI-based NxN non-blocking optical ring switch. In Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.