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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2014
  • pp: 9282–9290

Reconfigurable two-mode mux/demux device

Wai Ying Chan and Hau Ping Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 9282-9290 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.009282


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Abstract

A reconfigurable two-mode mux/demux device in planar waveguide was proposed. The simulated mux/demux extinction ratio was ≥ 35 dB with ≤ 0.4 dB excess loss. The device was realized in polymer materials using the thermo-optic effect. It was characterized via a tunable laser source at 1550 nm. Its mux/demux performance in both routes was demonstrated and compared with the theoretical prediction. The device is easy to implement and has applications in future multimode optical communication systems to further extend transmission capacity.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2014
Published: April 9, 2014

Citation
Wai Ying Chan and Hau Ping Chan, "Reconfigurable two-mode mux/demux device," Opt. Express 22, 9282-9290 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-8-9282


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