Reprogrammable optical phase array (ROPA) for use in an agile all-photonic network


The design and simulation of a 1×N optical switch is presented. Sub-¿s switching is achieved through a voltage-controlled optical phase array. Electrode voltages are provided by a high-voltage CMOS chip. Switching angles are within 2°.

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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and industrial and government partners