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Optical wavelength router using arrayed-waveguide grating
Author(s): Guoping Zhang; Yanping Li; Ge Xia; Qi Lin; Huamei Tian; Yingqing Xia
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Paper Abstract

FTTH/FTTC systems will be soon used in both a broadcast service and a wavelength-addressed point-to-point communication service. Optical wavelength routers will be the key devices in these systems. In this paper, we propose a new method for high-density optical routing using arrayed- waveguide gratings (AWGs), present the transmission properties of the wavelength router, and analyze the channel crosstalks and the insertion losses of the 16-channel wavelength router. The results show that the channel crosstalks are less than -18 dB, and the insertion losses are less than -6 dB. Its advantages include small volume with miniatured structure, low insertion loss, low coupling loss to fiber, and compatible with the microelectronics technology. It can be used to construct photonic integrated circuits with the waveguide laser diodes and photodetectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402731
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Guoping Zhang, Central China Normal Univ. (China)
Yanping Li, Central China Normal Univ. (China)
Ge Xia, Central China Normal Univ. (China)
Qi Lin, Central China Normal Univ. (China)
Huamei Tian, Central China Normal Univ. (China)
Yingqing Xia, Central China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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