We demonstrate a port scalable PLC-based WSS with a low extension loss. The average insertion loss of the first four ports is 7.7dB and the loss increment of a four-port extension is only 1.5dB.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
T. Goh, T. Kitoh, M. Kohtoku, M. Ishii, T. Mizuno, and A. Kaneko, "Port Scalable PLC-Based Wavelength Selective Switch with Low Extension Loss for Multi-Degree ROADM/WXC," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OWC6.
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