Accession Number : ADP007378

Title :   S-SEED-Based Photonic Switching Network Demonstration,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS NAPERVILLE IL

Personal Author(s) : McCormick, F. B. ; Tooley, F. A. ; Cloonan, T. J. ; Brubaker, J. L. ; Lentine, A. L.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A prototype digital free-space photonic switching fabric has been demonstrated. It consists of three cascaded 16x8 arrays of Symmetric Self Electro-optic Effect Devices used as logic gates that implement part of a multistage interconnection network. We discuss the architecture, device tolerancing, optical system design, and optomechanical design. This optical circuit was successfully configured as a fully operational array of 32 independent 2x2 nodes and operated at lOO kHz.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *PHOTONICS, ARCHITECTURE, ARRAYS, FABRICS, NETWORKS, NODES, OPTICS, PROTOTYPES, OPTICAL SWITCHING, COMPUTER LOGIC.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE