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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6125–6130

Compact single-chip VMUX/DEMUX on the silicon-on-insulator platform

Dazeng Feng, Ning-Ning Feng, Cheng-Chih Kung, Hong Liang, Wei Qian, Joan Fong, B. Jonathan Luff, and Mehdi Asghari  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6125-6130 (2011)

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We demonstrate a compact, single-chip 40-channel, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) variable attenuator multi/demultiplexer (VMUX/DEMUX) by monolithic integration of an echelle grating and high-speed p-i-n VOA on the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform. The demonstrated device has a flat-top filter shape, on chip loss of 5.0dB, low PDL of 0.3dB after compensation of the polarization dependent frequency (PDF) shift, a fast attenuation response speed of 3MHz, and an area of only 25mm by 10mm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

Dazeng Feng, Ning-Ning Feng, Cheng-Chih Kung, Hong Liang, Wei Qian, Joan Fong, B. Jonathan Luff, and Mehdi Asghari, "Compact single-chip VMUX/DEMUX on the silicon-on-insulator platform," Opt. Express 19, 6125-6130 (2011)

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