OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2006
  • pp: 6168–6174

Moderate-to-high optical-isolation reconfigurable 1×2 fiber-optic add–drop switches using a dense wavelength division multiplexing thin-film filter

Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn and Kosom Chaitavon  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 24, pp. 6168-6174 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.006168


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1259 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate thin-film filter- (TF) based reconfigurable 1 × 2 fiber-optic add–drop switch (FADS) structures. Our key idea is to locate a movable mirror oriented at a desired angle near the TF to switch the desired wavelength optical beams to the wanted switching ports. Our first moderate-optical-isolation TF-based reconfigurable 1 × 2 FADS is in a transmissive design. Another TF-based reconfigurable 1 × 2 FADS structure is in a retroreflective configuration, and it gives a very low optical-coherent cross talk. Our experimental proof of concept using an off-the-shelf four-cavity TF measured center wavelength at 1545.749   nm and a 0 .8  mm × 0 .8  mm × 0 .15   mm movable mirror confirms a - 19   dB and a much improved < - 53   dB optical-coherent cross talk for our transmissive and retroreflective configurations, respectively.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2006

Citation
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn and Kosom Chaitavon, "Moderate-to-high optical-isolation reconfigurable 1×2 fiber-optic add-drop switches using a dense wavelength division multiplexing thin-film filter," Appl. Opt. 45, 6168-6174 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-24-6168

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited