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Dynamic optical coupler using a Dammann grating
Author(s): Caihui Di; Changhe Zhou; Huayi Ru
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Paper Abstract

Driven by the fast development of fiber communication networks, there exists a strong need for a dynamic coupler with a large number of output ports. In our work, we developed a dynamic optical coupler by employing a specially designed Dammann grating that consists of two areas, which are the Dammann-grating area and the blank area. When incoming beams entirely impinge on the Dammann-grating area of the plate, this device demonstrates 1×8 dynamic optical coupler with good uniformity of 0.03 and low insertion loss of about 10.7 dB for each channel as a splitter at the wavelength of 1550 nm. When incoming beams entirely impinge on the blank area of the plate, this device achieves a low insertion loss of 0.43 dB as a combiner. Therefore, this device can achieve the beam splitter and combiner as a switch between them according to the relative shift between two areas of the plate. The experimental results are reported in detail in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.576467
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Caihui Di, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Changhe Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Huayi Ru, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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