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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4675–4686

Design optimization of integrated BiDi triplexer optical filter based on planar lightwave circuit

Chenglin Xu, Xiaobin Hong, and Wei-Ping Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4675-4686 (2006)

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Design optimization of a novel integrated bi-directional (BiDi) triplexer filter based on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) for fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) applications is described. A multi-mode interference (MMI) device is used to filter the up-stream 1310nm signal from the down-stream 1490nm and 1555nm signals. An array waveguide grating (AWG) device performs the dense WDM function by further separating the two down-stream signals. The MMI and AWG are built on the same substrate with monolithic integration. The design is validated by simulation, which shows excellent performance in terms of filter spectral characteristics (e.g., bandwidth, cross-talk, etc.) as well as insertion loss.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

Chenglin Xu, Xiaobin Hong, and Wei-Ping Huang, "Design optimization of integrated BiDi triplexer optical filter based on planar lightwave circuit," Opt. Express 14, 4675-4686 (2006)

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