This paper describes a fully packaged 4×4 optical crosspoint switch (OXS) device and several of its application demonstrations. The core switch chip is based on Bristol's unique active vertical coupler (AVC) switching technology. The 4×4 switch is pigtailed with 4-fibre lensed arrays using a Si V-groove technique. The packaged device is further interfaced via an electronic decoder/driver circuitry. Several novel experimental demonstrations are carried out, including optically addressed optical uni-cast routing, optical multicast routing, and packet level automatic gain control (AGC). These experiments highlight the unique performance and versatility of the AVC OXS device.
|Translated title of the contribution||A fully packaged optical crosspoint packet switch matrix and its application demonstrations|
|Title of host publication||SPIE - Semiconductor and Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Conference, Beijing, China|
|Publisher||Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)|
|Pages||482 - 492|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Nov 2004|