Using 2×2 switching modules to build large 2-D MEMS optical switches

C. Y. Li, G. M. Li, V. O.K. Li, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, H. Xie, X. C. Yuan

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MEMS optical switch technology is one of the key technologies in Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) optical networks. Although the 2-D MEMS optical switch technology is mature, the commonly used crossbar architecture is not amenable to building large switches. In this paper, we propose a design of 2 × 2 switching modules, and use it to build large 2-D MEMS optical switches with architectures such as Spanke-Beneš and Beneš networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20035 Dec 2003


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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