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Reconfigurable two-mode multiplexer based on three-waveguide-coupling structure
Author(s): Huifu Xiao; Xu Han; Yonghui Tian
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Paper Abstract

Owing to the promising application prospect of mode division multiplexing technology, reconfigurable optical mode multiplexers/demultiplexers, which enable convenient construction of flexible and complex on-chip optical networks, have attracted increasing attention in the academic community. Here, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a reconfigurable two-mode multiplexer/demultiplexer based on novel three-waveguide-coupling structures. The fabricated device can multiplex two input signals to fundamental and first-order quasi-transverse electric modes with large operation bandwidth. Static response spectra show that the optical crosstalk at the output ports of the device are less than -14.3 dB and -13.7 dB over the entire C band (> 40 nm), respectively. The highspeed data transmission ability of 40 Gbps for each multiplexing channel are also demonstrated successfully. The presented device is believed to be a potential candidate for future on-chip optical network with large-scale integration, flexible functionality, and low cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11048, 17th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN2018), 110483B (14 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523270
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Huifu Xiao, Lanzhou Univ. (China)
Xu Han, Lanzhou Univ. (China)
Yonghui Tian, Lanzhou Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11048:
17th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN2018)
Zhaohui Li, Editor(s)

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