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High-performance dynamic gain equalizer for advanced DWDM optical networks
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a high performance dynamic gain equalizer (DGE) based on a diffractive MEMS structure, called the Grating Light ValveTM (GLVTM) device. The precise attenuation of the GLV-based DGE provides very low spectral ripple after equalization. Additionally, the GLV-based DGE has fine spectral resolution and high dynamic range. This paper will discuss applications of a DGE in optical networks, and experimental results showing performance characteristics of the GLV-based DGE are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475518
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Jahja I. Trisnadi, Silicon Light Machines (United States)
Clinton B. Carlisle, Silicon Light Machines (United States)
Robert J. Monteverde, Silicon Light Machines (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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