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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B331–B338

Ultra-high channel-count wavelength demultiplexer based on a Bragg reflector waveguide with large angular dispersion

Xiaodong Gu, Toshikazu Shimada, Akihiro Matsutani, and Fumio Koyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B331-B338 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00B331


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Abstract

We present a new type of wavelength demultiplexers based on a Bragg reflector waveguide, which provides a large angular dispersion of 1~2°/nm. Benefiting from its large steering bandwidth and sharp divergence angles, we record a number of resolution-points (possible channel-count in demultiplexing) over 200 and 1,000 for active-type and passive-type devices, respectively. It is the highest number in various multiplexing elements ever reported. The device size is as small as a few millimeters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

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Xiaodong Gu, Toshikazu Shimada, Akihiro Matsutani, and Fumio Koyama, "Ultra-high channel-count wavelength demultiplexer based on a Bragg reflector waveguide with large angular dispersion," Opt. Express 20, B331-B338 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-26-B331


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