Experimental results of the operation of a 1-to-64 free-space photonic switch in both packet-switching and circuit-switching environments are presented. The packet switching was implemented by optical decoding of the packet header, using the latching operation of bistable devices. It is shown that although almost all channels of the setup could be operated individually, simultaneous operation of only three of them was demonstrated. This is main due to the high spatial fluctuations of certain device parameters such as the bistable thresholds and the modulator transmissions.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering