We describe a 4-channel metro ring node module that performs add/drop, protection switching, and power equalization functionalities on a single chip. The worst-case insertion loss is 1.25dB.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
J. Fujita, R. Gerhardt, O. Zhuromskyy, A. M. Radojevic, D. Pant, F. Wang, C. C. Xu, and L. A. Eldada, "Metro Ring Node Module Based on Polymeric Planar Lightwave Circuits," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper WD7.
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