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Polymer optical waveguide devices for mode-division-multiplexing applications
Author(s): Kin Seng Chiang
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Paper Abstract

Mode-division multiplexing (MDM), which allows different guided modes of a few-mode fiber to carry different signals, is a new technology being actively pursued worldwide to increase the signal-carrying capacity of a fiber. For the development of the MDM technology, many mode-controlling devices are needed, such as mode converters, mode (de)multiplexers, mode filters, and mode-selective switches. Among the various technologies available for the implementation of such devices, the polymer waveguide technology offers many distinct advantages. This paper presents a review of polymer waveguide devices for MDM applications, which include grating-based mode converters, 3D mode (de)multiplexers, graphene-based mode filters, and thermo-optic mode-selective switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10242, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations III, 102420R (17 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265275
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Kin Seng Chiang, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10242:
Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations III
Pavel Cheben; Jiří Čtyroký; Iñigo Molina-Fernández, Editor(s)

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