• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 48-51

Original Article

Design of 4x4 Banyan optical switch using optoelectronic MZI switches with low crosstalk.


We introduce here a designing of 2x2 MZI (Mach-Zehnder Interferometer) optical switch. The switching of the optical signal is realized with the use of fast electro-optical effects. The designed model has a very high switching capability and is extremely reliable. Various design parameters have been varied to improve the performance of the switch. Then the basic 2×2 switch is exploited in design of 4×4 banyan switch. Banyan switch is a good candidate for further use in higher order switches. Simulation results are shown for 2x2 and 4x4 banyan architecture with low cross-talk values.

Keywords: Optical waveguides, MZI (Mach-Zehnder Interferometer), Banyan architecture, optical field. 


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