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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1236–1243

Optical add–drop multiplexers based on the antisymmetric waveguide Bragg grating

Jose M. Castro, David F. Geraghty, Seppo Honkanen, Christoph M. Greiner, Dmitri Iazikov, and Thomas W. Mossberg  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1236-1243 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001236


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Abstract

A novel optical add–drop multiplexer (OADM) based on a null coupler with an antisymmetric grating was designed and experimentally demonstrated. The antisymmetric grating exclusively produces a reflection with mode conversion in a two-mode waveguide. This improves the performance compared with previous demonstrations that used tilted Bragg gratings. Our design minimizes noise and cross talk produced by reflection without mode conversion. In addition, operational bandwidth and, versatility are improved while the compactness and simplicity of the null coupler OADM are maintained.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2005

Citation
Jose M. Castro, David F. Geraghty, Seppo Honkanen, Christoph M. Greiner, Dmitri Iazikov, and Thomas W. Mossberg, "Optical add-drop multiplexers based on the antisymmetric waveguide Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 45, 1236-1243 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-6-1236

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