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Novel wavelength-matching scheme for wavelength routers without any reference sources
Author(s): Chun-Kit Chan; T. P. Kong; Franklin F. Tong; Lian-Kuan Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a novel and effective wavelength-matching scheme for wavelength grating routers to match their transmission peaks to the wavelength assignment of the data channels without any reference sources. The unused portion of the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) power of the Erbium doped fiber amplifiers is utilized as the monitoring light source and fiber Bragg gratings of a particular center reflection wavelength is used as the wavelength reference. The scheme supports in- service monitoring and will not degrade the performance of the data channels. It is also insensitive to dynamic ASE power variations arising form channel ad-drop. We have experimentally demonstrated the proposed wavelength-matching scheme for WGR and analyzed the scheme numerically for design optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3420, Optical Fiber Communication, (19 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312876
Show Author Affiliations
Chun-Kit Chan, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
T. P. Kong, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Franklin F. Tong, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lian-Kuan Chen, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3420:
Optical Fiber Communication
Winston I. Way; Franklin F. Tong; Alan Eli Willner, Editor(s)

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