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Optical implement of optical-fiber network based on polarization and optical activity
Author(s): Huiying Zhang; Xiyu Feng
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Paper Abstract

This paper goes deeply into the characteristics of polarization and optical activity. Using these phenomena, it presents a new fiber-optic switch. The switch is characteristic in simple structure and polarization- independence. Meanwhile, the output light has no difference in phase and the switch has low optical insertion loss and interchannel crosstalk. Moreover, it has fast response speed and can be small in size and so on. Further, the add-drop filter of any wavelength can be realized through the combination of the fiber-optic switch with wavelength division multiplexer and demultiplexer. The paper analyzes the performance of 2 in - 2 out fiber-optic switching network. The results show that the insertion loss and the interchannel crosstalk are small.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402714
Show Author Affiliations
Huiying Zhang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiyu Feng, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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