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Micro-optical fiber switch for a large number of interconnects using a deformable mirror

Peter, Yves-Alain ; Gonte, Frédéric ; Herzig, Hans-Peter ; Dändliker, René

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 2002, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 301-303

In this letter, we demonstrate the limitations for 1 × N free space optical switch with a moving macro-lens. We use a deformable mirror to overcome these limitations. The adaptive mirror corrects for the aberrations. Power coupling efficiencies between 6 and 3 dB (including losses due to the optical elements) are feasible for an optical switch allowing up to 3019 receiver fibers. More

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    In this letter, we demonstrate the limitations for 1 × N free space optical switch with a moving macro-lens. We use a deformable mirror to overcome these limitations. The adaptive mirror corrects for the aberrations. Power coupling efficiencies between 6 and 3 dB (including losses due to the optical elements) are feasible for an optical switch allowing up to 3019 receiver fibers.