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Optical Engineering

X-cube, an integrated bulk optic filtering device
Author(s): Jan Popelek; Yao Li
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a new integrated solid optics component, an X-cube, which can perform various lossless beamsplitting and filtering functions among four input beams. The X-cube can also be used for various coarse wavelength-division multiplexing-based communication and interconnection applications, such as star coupling, wavelength routing, and add/drop multiplexing. our demonstrated fiber-interfaced X-cube optomechanical packaging shows an insertion loss of 2.1 dB, a uniformity ratio of 1.036, with a uniformity variance of 0.279.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(7) doi: 10.1117/1.1371932
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Popelek, Phaethon Communications (United States)
Yao Li, Phaethon Communications (United States)

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