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Optical Engineering

Reliable grating-based wavelength division (de)multiplexers for optical networks
Author(s): Feng Zhao; Jie Qiao; Xuegong Deng; Jizuo Zou; Baoping Guo; Ray Collins; Victor Ivan Villavicencio; Kwei K. Chang; James W. Horwitz; William W. Morey; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We first review the working principle of grating-based wavelength division (de)multiplexers [WD(D)M] for optical networks. We also address issues regarding optical design of grating-based WD(D)Ms for commercial uses. Next, several grating-based WD(D)M structures are analyzed. Based on these designs and analyses, we develop several versions of highly reliable WD(D)Ms, from coarse to dense, with low insertion loss and low cost. Last, we present the experimental data for these WD(D)Ms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(7) doi: 10.1117/1.1385328
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Feng Zhao, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Jie Qiao, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Xuegong Deng, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Jizuo Zou, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Baoping Guo, Radiant Photonics (United States)
Ray Collins, Radiant Photonics (United States)
Victor Ivan Villavicencio, Radiant Photonics (United States)
Kwei K. Chang, Radiant Photonics (United States)
James W. Horwitz, Radiant Photonics (United States)
William W. Morey, Radiant Photonics (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Radiant Photonics (United States)


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