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Design of hybrid free-space wavelength-division multiplexers for integration
Author(s): Xuegong Deng; Jianyi Yang; Jizuo Zou; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We design a hybrid free-space wavelength-division multiplexers (MUX) that favor integration of matured high performance grating-based MUX and planar waveguide devices. By optimizing the component interfaces, we pursuit a divide-and-conquer method in the proposed hybrid integration. Meanwhile, a novel 6-channel coarse MUX based on layered diffractive optics is successfully designed. These two methods combined are promising in integrating multiple optical functions with cost-effective mass production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4653, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III, (7 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469645
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Xuegong Deng, Univ. of Texis/Austin (United States)
Jianyi Yang, Univ. of Texis/Austin (United States)
Jizuo Zou, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4653:
WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III
Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon, Editor(s)

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