MEMS-based optical switch design for reconfigurable, fault-tolerant optical backplanes

Nicholas R. Jankowski, Christopher Bobcowski, David Zipkin, Robert R. Krchnavek, Roger D. Chamberlain

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Abstract

One of the critical components in developing reconfigurable, fault-tolerant optical backplanes is a low-cost optical switch. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are a strong candidate for fabricating a low-cost optical switch. In this paper, we discuss the design issues for such a switch. Furthermore, using the material discussed in this report, we have designed a complete MEMS-based optical switch. It was submitted for prototype manufacturing in May 1999.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999
EditorsEugen Schenfeld, Ray Kostuk, Craig Lund, Michael Haney
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages149-156
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)076950440X, 9780769504407
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Oct 17 1999Oct 19 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - 6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period10/17/9910/19/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Jankowski, N. R., Bobcowski, C., Zipkin, D., Krchnavek, R. R., & Chamberlain, R. D. (1999). MEMS-based optical switch design for reconfigurable, fault-tolerant optical backplanes. In E. Schenfeld, R. Kostuk, C. Lund, & M. Haney (Eds.), Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999 (pp. 149-156). [806407] (Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Parallel Interconnects, PI 1999). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PI.1999.806407