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Interferometric circuits: analysis, configurations, applications
Author(s): Otto Schwelb
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Paper Abstract

Coherent, passive, linear optical signal processing networks, built with 2 by 2 couplers, gratings, mirrors and waveguides are discussed. The signal processing function is accomplished by the interference of coherent signals. Through the artifice of a generalized coupler complex network topologies are reduced to cascaded four-port and feedback-assisted cascaded four-port circuits, which are then treated by standard network analysis techniques. A wide range of configurations can thus be evaluated through a single numerical code. Several applications relevant to telecommunication, measurement and sensing are enumerated.

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Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441287
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Otto Schwelb, Concordia Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4417:
Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics
S. K. Lahiri; Ranjan Gangopadhyay; Asit K. Datta; Samit K. Ray; B. K. Mathur; S. Das, Editor(s)

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