Patent Number: 6,490,384

Title: Light modulating system using deformable mirror arrays

Abstract: An optical switching system modulates two-directional optical paths of optical signals from fiber to fiber. The optical switching system includes an array of input optical fibers for receiving the optical signals from outside, an array of first deformable mirrors for modulating first-directional optical paths of the optical signals, an array of second deformable mirrors for modulating second-directional optical paths of the optical signals, and an array of output optical fibers for routing the optical signals to outside. Each of the optical signals travels from an input optical fiber to a destined output optical fiber via a first and a second deformable mirror. The optical switching system provides a 2-axes switching capability of the optical signal by utilizing twice one-directional modulator, each being involved for determining one-directional address of the optical signal, which will, in turns, achieve all-switching capability between multiple optical channels from fiber to fiber.

Inventors: Yong; Yoon-Joong (Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 130-012, KR)


International Classification: G02B 6/35 (20060101); G02B 006/26 (); G02B 006/42 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2011