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High-channel-density broadband wavelength division multiplexers based on periodic grating structures
Author(s): Jay Hirsh; Vik Y. Kalindjian; Freddie Shing-Hong Lin; Michael R. Wang; Guoda Xu; Tomasz P. Jannson
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Paper Abstract

High Channel density broadband wavelength division multiplexers (WDMs) based on periodic grating structures are discussed. These so-called single-window WDMs transmit a large number (> 100) of independent wavelength channels through a single fiber and within a single fiber communications window in both singlemode and multimode fiber cases. In this paper, single-grating WDMs are analyzed in the context of the fundamental relation between channel density, crosstalk, power budget, and diffraction limited beam propagation. Also, the practical aspects of WDM-based fiber optic networks for high-speed (broadband) multimedia communication are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2532, Application and Theory of Periodic Structures, (22 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221227
Show Author Affiliations
Jay Hirsh, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Vik Y. Kalindjian, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Freddie Shing-Hong Lin, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael R. Wang, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Guoda Xu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2532:
Application and Theory of Periodic Structures
Tomasz Jannson, Editor(s)

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