A novel integrated dense wavelength division multiplexing interleaver scheme is presented based on phased-array (PHASAR) wavelength demultiplexer with multimode interference (MMI) couplers. MMI-PHASAR interleaver with simple structure and compact size can realize narrow channel spacing through simple design procedure. And it is convenient for integration with integrated planar waveguide multiplexer/demultiplexers. A 25/50-GHz MMI-PHASAR interleaver is designed and the transmission characteristic is investigated by beam propagation method.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
Si Lu, Yingbai Yan, and Guofan Jin, "A novel DWDM interleaver scheme based on phased-array wavelength demultiplexer with multimode interference couplers," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 314-315 (2004)