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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B173–B180

High performance planar lightwave circuit devices for large capacity transmission

Hiroshi Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B173-B180 (2011)

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Both high-density multiplexing and high-speed transmission are required for large capacity networks supporting broadband service penetration. Silica waveguide optical circuit technology can provide key optical devices for such systems because it has high controllability as regards optical amplitude and sufficient phase for realizing sophisticated optical interferometric circuits. This paper reviews recent progress on this technology, and reports experimental results for an ultra wideband AWG, an optical OFDM filter, a demodulator for a coherent receiver and a highly functional modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Opto-Electronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Hiroshi Takahashi, "High performance planar lightwave circuit devices for large capacity transmission," Opt. Express 19, B173-B180 (2011)

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