We have developed a PLC-based 32-wavelength 4-degree hub switch module, which consists of a broadcast coupler with a demultiplexer for local-drop, and a WSS with wavelength specific ports for local-add. The module size is 220x135x14 mm.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
T. Goh, M. Ishii, T. Mizuno, S. Kamei, I. Ogawa, H. Hirota, Y. Tamura, M. Kobayashi, M. Yanagisawa, S. Sohma, and A. Kaneko, " Four-Degree Hub Switch Module Using Multi-Chip Planar Lightwave Circuit Integration Technology for Transparent ROADM Ring Interconnection," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OTuF3.
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