Free space optical multicast crossbar switch with non-movable switching elements

Abdelbaset S. Hamza, Jitender S. Deogun, Dennis R. Alexander

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We propose a multicast-capable free-space optical switch using tri-state switching elements (SEs) and investigate its complexity and loss. We also show that an N-input M-output multicast-capable switch requires only N · M non-movable tri-state SEs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Photonics for Communications - Photonics in Switching, PS 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557527370
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventPhotonics in Switching, PS 2014 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 13 2014Jul 17 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferencePhotonics in Switching, PS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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