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Silica-based planar lightwave circuits for WDM applications
Author(s): Katsunari Okamoto; Masao Kawachi
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Paper Abstract

Planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) provide various important devices for optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), time division multiplexing (TDM) systems, subscriber networks and etc. This paper reviews the recent progress and future prospects of PLC technologies including arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) wavelength filters, optical add/drop multiplexers (ADM), strictly non-blocking matrix switches, programmable dispersion equalizers and hybrid optoelectronics integration technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 1999
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 10293, Wavelength Division Multiplexing: A Critical Review, 1029304 (26 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335921
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Katsunari Okamoto, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)
Masao Kawachi, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10293:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing: A Critical Review
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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