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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29577–29589

A dual purpose, all optical multiplexer circuit in InP, for multiplexing clock and NRZ data, and for transmultiplexing WDM to TDM

P. I. Kuindersma, X.J.M. Leijtens, J. H. C. van Zantvoort, and H. de Waardt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29577-29589 (2012)

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We present a new, integrated all-optical multiplexer for wavelength grooming of many WDM channels into a single TDM channel. The chips were realized in a novel generic InP foundry process. For design and mask layout of the multiplexer circuits, we developed a simple equivalent circuit, representing the incorporated wavelength converter. With the chips realized, successful WDM to TDM transmultiplexing is demonstrated, as well as multiplexing of clock and NRZ data.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

P. I. Kuindersma, X.J.M. Leijtens, J. H. C. van Zantvoort, and H. de Waardt, "A dual purpose, all optical multiplexer circuit in InP, for multiplexing clock and NRZ data, and for transmultiplexing WDM to TDM," Opt. Express 20, 29577-29589 (2012)

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