A programmable bipolar tap implementation is described. The proposed scheme utilizes fiber and integrated-optics technology in conjunction with twos complement number representation and digital multiplication by an analog convolution algorithm. Simple experimental verification of the scheme is presented.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 30, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989
M. Shabeer, I. Andonovic, and B. Culshaw, "Programmable fiber/integrated-optics bipolar tap," Opt. Lett. 14, 895-897 (1989)