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Multideck structure WDM devices for optical networks
Author(s): Feng Zhao; Jizuo Zou; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and demultiplexing (WDDM) devices are considered to be one of the key elements in optical networks. WDM device by using conventional, such as thin film filter and AWG based devices, can only be used as one device either multiplexing or demultiplexing. Here we propose a novel structure for WDM device, which is based on free-space diffraction-grating multiplexer/demultiplexer technology. By using multi-deck fiber arrays one device can function as both multiplexers and demultiplexers simutaneouly. In this paper we will give the structure and working principle for such device. We will also discuss the optical design issues. Finally we will present our experimental results. The devices can be used for bi-directional transmissions and optical transceivers in optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4998, Photonic Integrated Systems, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.475768
Show Author Affiliations
Feng Zhao, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Jizuo Zou, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4998:
Photonic Integrated Systems
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada; Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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