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The integration of modulators and multiplexers on silica planar lightwave circuits
Author(s): Richard W. Ridgway; David W. Nippa
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Paper Abstract

An integrated optical device comprising two arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) and an electrooptic modulator array is described. When used in conjunction with a broadband light source, the integrated optic device can provide multiple high data rate signals from a single optical light source. The first AWG spectrally slices the light from the broadband light source. Each optical signal is then modulated using an electrooptically-clad silica waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The second AWG multiplexes the modulated optical signals onto a single output fiber. The paper describes the design of the modulator-multiplexer circuit. Experimental results of the modulator portion of the circuit show the modulation of light at 1550 nm in a electrooptically-clad silica waveguide at data rates of 1 GB/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5595, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.570476
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Richard W. Ridgway, Optimer Photonics, Inc. (United States)
David W. Nippa, Optimer Photonics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5595:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi, Editor(s)

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