Optical-Switch Benes Architecture based on 2-D MEMS

Abstract

This paper presents a novel implementation scheme of the Benes network based on the 2-D MEMS technology. A recursive design procedure is proposed defining the switch geometry for any optical port-count. An analytical approach is adopted to provide a scalability evaluation of the architecture based upon basic parameters such as number of mirrors, substrate area, longest optical path and highest number of reflections.

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@inproceedings{Maier2006OpticalSwitchBA, title={Optical-Switch Benes Architecture based on 2-D MEMS}, author={Guido Maier and Luigi Savastano and Achille Pattavina and Stefano Bregni and Mario Martinelli}, year={2006} }