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Optical Engineering

Applications of active arrayed-waveguide grating in future wavelength division multiplexing networks
Author(s): Fady I. El-Nahal; Robert J. Mears
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Paper Abstract

The role of active arrayed-waveguide gratings (AWGs) in future dynamic wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) networking and routing is investigated. Simulations are done using the beam propagation method (BPM). The results indicate that active AWGs can be used in multiple-channel control with an SNR up to 19 dB and dynamic dispersion compensation of up to 160 ps/nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(3) doi: 10.1117/1.1541002
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Fady I. El-Nahal, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Robert J. Mears, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

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