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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3082–3088

A Colorless Wavelength Add or Drop Module With Ultralow Power Consumption

Mark P. Earnshaw, L. Buhl, M. A. Cappuzzo, E. Chen, L. Gomez, and A. Wong-Foy

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 3082-3088 (2007)

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We report on a novel design for a colorless wavelength adding-and-dropping module. The module comprises a cyclic demultiplexer and an optical cross connect and greatly reduces the insertion loss of this functionality, in comparison to other approaches. Implementation of ultralow-power-consumption thermo-optic switches simplifies the module thermal control.

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Mark P. Earnshaw, L. Buhl, M. A. Cappuzzo, E. Chen, L. Gomez, and A. Wong-Foy, "A Colorless Wavelength Add or Drop Module With Ultralow Power Consumption," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 3082-3088 (2007)

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