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  • Vol. 3, Iss. S1 — Aug. 28, 2005
  • pp: S275–S276

1*N dynamic optical coupler based on Dammann gratings

Caihui Di and Changhe Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue S1, pp. S275-S276 (2005)

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We present two novel 1*N dynamic optical couplers that are based on Dammann gratings to achieve dynamic optical coupled technology. One is presented by employing a specially designed Dammann grating that consists of the Dammann-grating area and the blank area. The other is developed by using two complementary even-numbered Dammann gratings. The couplers can achieve the function conversion between a beam splitter and a combiner according to the modulation of the gratings. We have experimentally demonstrated 1*8 dynamic optical couplers at the wavelength of 1550 nm. The experimental results and the analyses are reported in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

Caihui Di and Changhe Zhou, "1*N dynamic optical coupler based on Dammann gratings," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, S275-S276 (2005)

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