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Dense all-fiber WDM by means of Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): Arnaud Symon; Suzanne Lacroix; Jacques Bures
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Paper Abstract

Dense all-fiber WDM's designed for telecommunication network applications around 1550 nm have been made from the all-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometers' technology. They demonstrate isolation greater than 20 dB and loss smaller than 0.1 dB. Channel spacing of 0.7 nm has been achieved experimentally supporting a 20.5 dB isolation. A cascaded structure made of two interferometers has also been constructed highlighting the ease with which one can arrange several of them in series and thus increase the quantity of channels supported while maintaining high isolation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2695, Functional Photonic and Fiber Devices, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229936
Show Author Affiliations
Arnaud Symon, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Suzanne Lacroix, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Jacques Bures, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2695:
Functional Photonic and Fiber Devices
S. Iraj Najafi; Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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