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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12277–12282

Adaptive multi/demultiplexers for optical signals with arbitrary wavelength spacing

Feng Xiao and Kamal Alameh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12277-12282 (2010)

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We propose and demonstrate the principle of a novel adaptive wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer structure based on Opto-VLSI processing. By driving an Opto-VLSI processor with an appropriate phase hologram, optical signals of arbitrary wavelengths from different input fiber ports can be multiplexed into a common output fiber port. In addition, wavelength division multiplexed channels of arbitrary wavelength spacings can also be demultiplexed and dynamically routed into arbitrary output fiber ports. A proof-of-principle 1×3 adaptive multiplexer/demultiplexers is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2010
Published: May 25, 2010

Feng Xiao and Kamal Alameh, "Adaptive multi/demultiplexers for optical signals with arbitrary wavelength spacing," Opt. Express 18, 12277-12282 (2010)

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