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Developments in photonic integrated circuits for WDM applications
Author(s): Xaveer Leijtens
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Paper Abstract

Multi-wavelength transmitters and receivers are the key elements for point-to-point WDM links. The functionality of the links is increased by the addition of optical add-drop multiplexers (OADMs) and WDM networks are formed by using optical cross-connects (OXCs). For a successful monolithic integration of these WDM components, the number of elementary components from which they are made has to be small, in order to keep the technological challenges manageable. In this paper we will identify the building blocks and show how they are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5247, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, (19 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512699
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Xaveer Leijtens, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5247:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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