|Title||Using 2 x 2 switching modules to build large 2-D MEMS optical switches|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Li, C.Y., G.M. Li, V.O.K. Li, P.K.A. Wai, H. Xie, and X.C. Yuan|
|Conference Name||GLOBECOM '03. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37489)GLOBECOM '03. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37489)|
|Conference Location||San Fransico, CA, USA|
MEMS optical switch technology is one of the key technologies in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical networks. Although the 2-D MEMS optical switch technology is mature, the commonly used crossbar architecture is not amenable to building large switches. In this paper, we propose a design of 2x2 switching modules, and use it to build large 2-D MEMS optical switches with architectures such as Spanke-Benes and Benes networks.