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Design and simulation of an innovative integrated grating-assisted add-drop multiplexer
Author(s): Guido Perrone; Gabriella Motta; Marco Laurenzano; Ivo Montrosset
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Paper Abstract

The increasing diffusion of WDM communication systems requires low cost and efficient optical add-drop devices to add or drop channels at predefined wavelengths with reduced insertion loss and cross-interference. Although many fiber based devices have already been proposed, the integrated solution is very attractive since it allows an increase in the compactness and in the mechanical stability. In this paper we propose an innovative integrated OADM based on a grating assisted coupler that exhibit a theoretically null back-reflection at all the ports and does not require a critical grating longitudinal positioning. Simulations done assuming a glass on silica technology show the excellent performances of the proposed device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406400
Show Author Affiliations
Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Gabriella Motta, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Marco Laurenzano, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Ivo Montrosset, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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