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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21890–21897

Reconfigurable optical power splitter/combiner based on Opto-VLSI processing

Haithem Mustafa, Feng Xiao, and Kamal Alameh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21890-21897 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021890


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Abstract

A novel 1×4 reconfigurable optical splitter/combiner structure based on Opto-VLSI processor and 4-f imaging system with high resolution is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. By uploading optimized multicasting phase holograms onto the software-driven Opto-VLSI processor, an input optical signal is dynamically split into different output fiber ports with user-defined splitting ratios. Also, multiple input optical signals are dynamically combined with arbitrary user-defined weights.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2011
Published: October 21, 2011

Citation
Haithem Mustafa, Feng Xiao, and Kamal Alameh, "Reconfigurable optical power splitter/combiner based on Opto-VLSI processing," Opt. Express 19, 21890-21897 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21890


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