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Chip-scale fully reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing subsystem in polymer microphotonic circuits
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Paper Abstract

We report on a highly integrated photonic circuit using a polymer-based planar waveguide system. The properties of the materials used in this work such as ultra-low optical loss, widely tunable refractive index, and large thermo-optic coefficient, enable a multi-functional chip-scale microphotonic circuit. We discuss the application of this technology to the fabrication of a fully reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer. This subsystem includes channel switching, power monitoring, load balancing, and wavelength shuffling functionalities that are required for agile wavelength-division multiplexing optical networks. Optical properties of our material systems and performance characteristics of the implemented optical passive/active elements are presented, and the integration schemes of the devices to achieve a fully integrated reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5515, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560233
Show Author Affiliations
Tomoyuki Izuhara, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)
Junichiro Fujita, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)
Antonije Radojevic, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)
Reinald Gerhardt, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)
Louay A. Eldada, DuPont Photonics Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5515:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices
Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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