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This paper presents the design and measured optical performance of a MEMS-based 8×8-port fiberoptic switch. The device uses a novel two-chip construction to achieve precise MEMS mirror positioning, resulting in insertion loss uniformity within 1 dB and repeatability of less than 0.12 dB. Measurements of six representative 8×8 switches show a worst-case insertion loss of 2 dB, while typical insertion loss is better than 1.4 dB.
Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2003. CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003. The 5th Pacific Rim Conference on (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 15-19 Dec. 2003