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Integrated all-fibre VOA: power monitor module for fibre channel power control using a novel fibre substrate approach
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Paper Abstract

Complex optical networks demand high levels of functionality from optical components requiring high density integration in low cost, compact, plug and play format. Technologies at the forefront of this move to higher integration are MEMs and planar waveguide options. In all cases the components are interfaced with the transmission medium, generally through precision alignment to individual fibres. All-fibre technologies offer good performance but are not in general appropriate for multi-functional integration. One all-fibre approach that offers the potential for integration is the fibre evanescent field technology. This technology creates a waveguide substrate from the transmission optical fibre onto which the optical circuit can be built. This paper describes a VOA-power monitor device formed using evanescent field approach, to assess its performance and the potential for full integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005);
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Ian P. Giles, Phoenix Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael Mondanos, Phoenix Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore; Liam Barry, Editor(s)

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