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Highly integrated and scalable PLC interleaver modules
Author(s): Erkin Sidick; Phil Peters; Joseph C. Chon; Bulent Kurdi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes four different types of PLC Fourier-filter interleaver designs and compares their optical performance. All of these interleave filters consist of multiple unbalanced Mach-Zender interferometer stages, but use different directional coupler designs. They use a new optical design with good optical performance, including cross talk > 32 dB, 0.5dB passband width > 68% of channel spacing, and ripple within 40% of channel spacing window of < 0.25dB. A new filter approach is introduced which uses only standard symmetric couplers in a coupling-ratio dispersion compensating configuration and provides better optical performance in terms of crosstalk, passband width, ripple and insertion loss and better tolerance to fabrication errors as compared to interleave filter circuits that utilize MMI couplers, Fourier-filter couplers, or standard couplers in a conventional configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4904, Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II, (28 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481200
Show Author Affiliations
Erkin Sidick, WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Phil Peters, WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Joseph C. Chon, WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Bulent Kurdi, WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4904:
Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II
Shuisheng Jian; Steven Shen; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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