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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4088–4093

Design and implementation of a broadband optical rotary joint using C-lenses

Wencai Jing, Dagong Jia, Feng Tang, Hongxia Zhang, Yimo Zhang, Ge Zhou, Jinlong Yu, Fanmin Kong, and Kun Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4088-4093 (2004)

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A broadband optical rotary joint (BORJ) was designed using C-lenses. Its insertion loss was less than 2 dB at both the 1300 nm and 1550 nm wavelength windows. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technique was adopted to increase the number of data transmission channels. Hundreds of wavelength channels can be accommodated for data transmission through relatively rotating interfaces using this BORJ. The total data transmission rate through this BORJ can be more than 200 Gbit/s. By using Dove prism, both space division multiplexing (SDM) and WDM techniques can be implemented simultaneously in the design of BORJ with C-lenses. This structure of BORJ has a low cost. It can be used for optical data transmission and optical sensing.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: August 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Wencai Jing, Dagong Jia, Feng Tang, Hongxia Zhang, Yimo Zhang, Ge Zhou, Jinlong Yu, Fanmin Kong, and Kun Liu, "Design and implementation of a broadband optical rotary joint using C-lenses," Opt. Express 12, 4088-4093 (2004)

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