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Optical communication subsystems using microphotonic integrated circuits based on nanoengineered materials
Author(s): Louay Eldada
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Paper Abstract

We describe state-of-the-art optical communication subsystems that leverage advances in optical components based on microphotonic integrated circuits. The optical ICs are based on nanoengineered polymeric materials with optimal optical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties. Photonic components based on these polymeric chips have met all performance and reliability requirements in the telecommunication industry, and passed Telcordia GR-1209 and GR-1221 qualification. Subsystems based on these components, such as variable multiplexers (VMUX) and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM), have met the requirements of Telcordia GR-1312 and GR-63, and are deployed in optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6327, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices III, 632701 (13 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683892
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Louay Eldada, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6327:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices III
Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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