Self-routing Optical Crossbar Switch

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19751
Amount: $56,653.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7550 Chaparral Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30350
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Axel Thomsen
 (404) 872-5491
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Research Institution
High speed, low cost optical self routing optical crossbar switches with gigabit data rates are key components in optical communication and routing systems. We propose to fabricate and study a monolithically integrated optical crossbar switch which will be inexpensive and high performance. This integrated switch utilizes thin film emitters and detectors integrated directly onto a host integrated circuit. The ultimate performance of this switch will not be limited by the reactance of the wirebond connections that plague conventional hybrid packaged schemes, since the proposed switch is monlithically integrated without wirebonds. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: Low cost, high performance optical crossbar switches for optical communication networks.

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