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Optical switching in nanomechanical optical fibers

Optical switching in nanomechanical optical fibers
Optical switching in nanomechanical optical fibers
Optical fibers are ubiquitous in optical communication networks as low-loss point-to-point communication channels. On the other hand, signal processing, buffering, and routing are almost exclusively performed in the electronic domain, thus requiring frequent optical-electronic-optical (O-E-O) signal conversion. Finding all-optical and, ideally, all-fiber alternatives to signal processing could remove the O-E-O bottleneck and significantly increase networking speed while reducing power consumption. Here we review our recent progress on developing an all-fiber optical switch based on novel nanomechanically reconfigurable optical fibers.
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Lian, Z.
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Segura Sarmiento, M.
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Podoliak, N.
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Feng, X.
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Poletti, F.
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Podoliak, N.
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Horak, P., Lian, Z., Segura Sarmiento, M., Podoliak, N., White, N., Feng, X. and Poletti, F. (2014) Optical switching in nanomechanical optical fibers. Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium PIERS '14, Guangzhou, China. 24 - 27 Aug 2014.

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Abstract

Optical fibers are ubiquitous in optical communication networks as low-loss point-to-point communication channels. On the other hand, signal processing, buffering, and routing are almost exclusively performed in the electronic domain, thus requiring frequent optical-electronic-optical (O-E-O) signal conversion. Finding all-optical and, ideally, all-fiber alternatives to signal processing could remove the O-E-O bottleneck and significantly increase networking speed while reducing power consumption. Here we review our recent progress on developing an all-fiber optical switch based on novel nanomechanically reconfigurable optical fibers.

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Published date: August 2014
Venue - Dates: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium PIERS '14, Guangzhou, China, 2014-08-24 - 2014-08-27
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 370153
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370153
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ORCID for P. Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for N. Podoliak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3146-0355
ORCID for F. Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083

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Date deposited: 24 Oct 2014 09:15
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:14

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