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New waveguide shape for low loss and high uniformity y-branch optical splitter
Author(s): Catalina Burtscher; Dana Seyringer; Michal Lucki; Linda Kohler
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Paper Abstract

The most common application of optical Y-splitters is their use in FTTx networks. It allows several customers to share the same physical medium, bringing high-speed networking, digital television and telephone services to residences using fiber-optic cables. The task of the optical splitters in such FTTH networks is to split one optical signal in many identical signals bringing for example the same TV signal in different households. Of course, the more buildings can be served by one optical splitter the lower are the installation costs. Therefore, the special attention is paid mainly to the design of high channel optical splitters presenting the serious challenge for the professional designers. In this paper a new Y-branch shape is proposed for 1×32 Y-branch splitter ensuring better splitting properties compared to the one recommended by ITU, in terms of their performance in transmission systems using wavelength division multiplexing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10106, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXI, 101061M (16 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249758
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Catalina Burtscher, Vorarlberg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Austria)
Dana Seyringer, Vorarlberg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Austria)
Michal Lucki, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Linda Kohler, Vorarlberg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10106:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXI
Sonia M. García-Blanco; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Editor(s)

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