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Integrated switches for reconfigurable optical add-drop modules
Author(s): Anthony J. Ticknor; Kenneth G. Purchase
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Paper Abstract

Research and engineering are being done to incorporate polymer waveguide elements within commercial-grade silica planar-lightwave circuits to enable robust thermo-optic switches and programmable attenuators as integrable components. One of the key targets for this phase of the technology is a fully-integrated, fully-reconfigurable optical add-drop module, wherein the optical dense wavelength-division multiplexers are silica arrayed- waveguide gratings with polymer thermo-optic switches and add-drop waveguide channels interposed on the same substrate for a monolithic module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3949, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications, (21 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382893
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony J. Ticknor, Lightwave Microsystems (United States)
Kenneth G. Purchase, Lightwave Microsystems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3949:
WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications
Ray T. Chen; George F. Lipscomb, Editor(s)

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