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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 1999
  • pp: 6167–6175

Polymer fiber image guide optical circuits that incorporate free-space add–drop components

Jun Ai and Yao Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 29, pp. 6167-6175 (1999)

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We further extend the capability of a polymer-fiber-image-guide- (PFIG-) based optical circuit from a pure point-to-point interconnect scheme to a general-purpose optical network with data-branching capabilities. Two-dimensional array data can be inserted and taken away at free-space add–drop nodes, which are implemented with free-space minioptical components. A four-node hybrid circuit with PFIG’s to transmit bit-parallel data and free-space components to perform add–drop is experimentally demonstrated.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: January 14, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 1999
Published: October 10, 1999

Jun Ai and Yao Li, "Polymer fiber image guide optical circuits that incorporate free-space add–drop components," Appl. Opt. 38, 6167-6175 (1999)

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