Micromechanical optical switch

CAFC
  • US 6,795,605 B1
  • Filed: 08/20/2003
  • Issued: 09/21/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An optical processing device, comprising:

  • a wave-guide based router operable to separate an input optical signal into a plurality of optical signal wavelengths; and

    a linear array of optical switching elements located on a single semiconductor substrate, each of the optical switching elements operable to receive at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of optical signal wavelengths and to perform an optical switching operation on the at least one of the plurality of optical signal wavelengths.

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