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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1815–1822

All fiber optical inter-band router for broadband wavelength division multiplexing

W. Shin, S.W. Han, C. S. Park, and K. Oh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1815-1822 (2004)

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We propose a new type of all-fiber device for inter-band router using a novel hybrid waveguide-MEMS technology. Both continuous and discrete band-routing functions are realized by precise twist control over the fused coupling region, which results in π phase shift between the output ports. Experimentally we demonstrate inter-band routing functions between O and C-band as well as between E and L-band with a low insertion loss, wide bandwidth of operation, high channel isolation and fast response.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

W. Shin, S. Han, C. Park, and K. Oh, "All fiber optical inter-band router for broadband wavelength division multiplexing," Opt. Express 12, 1815-1822 (2004)

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