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Liquid crystal-based dynamic channel blocker/equalizer for optical networks
Author(s): Shuping Wang; Chi-Hao Cheng; Yanqing Lu; Charles Wong
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Paper Abstract

Inter-channel crosstalk for a liquid crystal-based dynamic channel blocker/equalizer has been experimentally studied. With the optimal interpixel width, a 32-channel, 100-GHz channel-spacing sample is fabricated and characterized. The maximum insertion loss (IL) of 5 dB and the polarization dependent loss (PDL) of 0.5 dB within the ITU ± 14 GHz are achieved. The 45 dB extinction ratio is obtained. The variations of the IL and PDL within the temperature range from - 5°C to 65°C cross the C-band are less than 1 dB and 0.4 dB respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7072, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing II, 707203 (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.792090
Show Author Affiliations
Shuping Wang, Univ. of North Texas (United States)
Chi-Hao Cheng, Miami Univ. (United States)
Yanqing Lu, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Charles Wong, RadiSys Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7072:
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing II
Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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