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Glass-based integrated optical splitters: engineering oriented research
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Paper Abstract

Optical splitter is one of most typical device heavily demanded in implementation of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) system. Due to its compatibility with optical fibers, low propagation loss, flexibility, and most distinguishingly, potentially costeffectiveness, glass-based integrated optical splitters made by ion-exchange technology promise to be very attractive in application of optical communication networks. Aiming at integrated optical splitters applied in optical communication network, glass ion-exchange waveguide process is developed, which includes two steps: thermal salts ion-exchange and field-assisted ion-diffusion. By this process, high performance optical splitters are fabricated in specially melted glass substrate. Main performance parameters of these splitters, including maximum insertion loss (IL), polarization dependence loss (PDL), and IL uniformity are all in accordance with corresponding specifications in generic requirements for optic branching components (GR-1209-CORE). In this paper, glass based integrated optical splitters manufacturing is demonstrated, after which, engineering-oriented research work results on glass-based optical splitter are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7847, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III, 78470L (16 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869704
Show Author Affiliations
Yinlei Hao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Weiwei Zheng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianyi Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Jiang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Minghua Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7847:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III
Xuping Zhang; Hai Ming; Alan Xiaolong Wang, Editor(s)

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