OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7712–7717

All-Fiber Optical Add–Drop Multiplexer Based on a Selective Fused Coupler and a Single Fiber Bragg Grating

Beatriz Ortega, Liang Dong, and Laurence Reekie  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7712-7717 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.007712


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (162 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate a novel fiber add–drop multiplexer based on a selective fused coupler consisting of a twin-core fiber and a standard telecommunication fiber and a single fiber Bragg grating. Loss as low as ~1.1 dB for the added and dropped channel is demonstrated with a potential to be as low as ~0.4 dB. Better than 30-dB isolation is also achieved between the dropped and added channels. The device is based on well-developed fused coupler and Bragg grating technology. Most importantly, the method is noninterferometric, which means it does not need critical alignment or trimming. The fused coupler and grating are completely decoupled and can be made separately.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

Citation
Beatriz Ortega, Liang Dong, and Laurence Reekie, "All-Fiber Optical Add–Drop Multiplexer Based on a Selective Fused Coupler and a Single Fiber Bragg Grating," Appl. Opt. 37, 7712-7717 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-33-7712


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. M. R. Amersfoort, J. B. D. Soole, H. P. LeBlanc, N. C. Andreadakis, A. Rajhel, C. Caneau, M. A. Koza, R. Bhat, C. Youtsey, and I. Adesida, “Polarization-independent InP arrayed waveguide filter using square-cross-section waveguides,” in Optical Fiber Communication, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 101–102.
  2. F. Bilodeau, D. C. Johnson, S. Theriault, B. Malo, J. Albert, and K. O. Hill, “An all-fiber dense wavelength division multiplexer using photoimprinted Bragg gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 388–390 (1995).
  3. F. Bakhti, P. Sansonetti, C. Sinet, L. Gasca, L. Martineau, S. Lacroix, X. Daxhelet, and F. Gonthier, “Optical add/drop multiplexer based on UV-written Bragg grating in a fused 100% coupler,” Electron. Lett. 33, 803–804 (1997).
  4. A. S. Kewitsh, G. A. Rakuljie, P. A. Williems, and A. Yariv, “All-fiber, zero-insertion-loss, add/drop filter for wavelength-division multiplexing,” Opt. Lett. 23, 106–108 (1997).
  5. G. A. Ball and W. W. Morey, “Compression-tuned single- frequency Bragg grating filter laser,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1979–1981 (1994).
  6. B. Ortega and L. Dong are preparing the following paper for publication: “Selective fused coupler consisting of a mismatched twin-core fiber and a standard optical fiber.”
  7. W. Burns and A. F. Miltion, “Mode conversion in planar dielectric separating waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 32–39 (1975).
  8. A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, “Optical waveguide theory,” (Chapman and Hall, London, 1983).
  9. L. Dong, J. Pinkstone, P. St. J. Russell, and D. N. Payne, “Ultraviolet absorption modified chemical vapor deposition preforms,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2106–2111 (1994).
  10. B. Ortega and L. Dong, “Characteristics of mismatched twin-core fiber spectral filters,” IEEE Photon. Techn. Lett. 10, 991–993 (1998).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited