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Compact bidirectional photonic circuit employing stacked multilayers of diffractive optical elements for fiber-to-the-home applications
Author(s): Hironori Sasaki; Shigeru Takasaki; Kyoko Kotani; Takeshi Takamori
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Paper Abstract

In order to introduce optical fibers in the last one mile to the home, the realization of low cost photonic circuit is crucial. We propose a new concept of photonic circuit consisting of stacked multi-layers of diffractive optical elements. Wafer-scale alignment is expected to reduce fabrication cost of each photonic circuit. The first prototype demonstration of the photonic circuit is reviewed. The experimental results required further insertion loss improvement. To fulfill this need, we developed an optical CAD environment specifically targeted on telecommunication applications. The detail of the CAD environment as well as the second prototype experimental results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4437, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems II, (13 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448147
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Hironori Sasaki, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shigeru Takasaki, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kyoko Kotani, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takeshi Takamori, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4437:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems II
Thomas J. Suleski, Editor(s)

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