OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4789–4792

Compact wavelength-selective optical switch based on digital optical phase conjugation

Zhiyang Li and Havyarimana Claver  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4789-4792 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (393 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



In this Letter, we show that digital optical phase conjugation might be utilized to construct a new kind of wavelength-selective switches. When incorporated with a multimode interferometer, these switches have wide bandwidth, high tolerance for fabrication error, and low polarization dependency. They might help to build large-scale multiwavelength nonblocking switching systems, or even to fabricate an optical cross-connecting or routing system on a chip.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

Zhiyang Li and Havyarimana Claver, "Compact wavelength-selective optical switch based on digital optical phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 38, 4789-4792 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. Q. Tao, F. Luo, D. Cai, Q. Liang, Z. Wan, X. Song, and X. Liu, Opt. Appl. XLI, 669 (2011).
  2. R. Schiek, R. Iwanow, G. Stegeman, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Y. H. Min, and W. Sohler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 011109 (2005). [CrossRef]
  3. Z. Jin, C. J. Kaalund, and G. Peng, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1548 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. T. Goh, Proc. SPIE 4582, 49 (2001). [CrossRef]
  5. G. N. Nielson, D. Seneviratne, F. Lopez-Royo, P. T. Rakich, Y. Avrahami, M. R. Watts, H. A. Haus, H. L. Tuller, and G. Barbastathis, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1190 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Tsai, S. Huang, D. Hah, H. Toshiyoshi, and M. C. Wu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1041 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. H. Kishikawa, K. Kimiya, N. Goto, and S.-I. Yanagiya, J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 172 (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. G. S. He, Prog. Quantum Electron. 26, 131 (2002). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Ke, F. Reto, and C. Meng, Nat. Photonics 6, 657 (2012). [CrossRef]
  10. T. R. Hillman, T. Yamauchi, W. Choi, R. R. Dasari, M. S. Feld, Y. K. Park, and Z. Yaqoob, Science Rep. 3, 1909 (2013).
  11. L. Zhiyang, Opt. Commun. 293, 10 (2013). [CrossRef]
  12. L. Zhiyang, Opt. Commun. 283, 3646 (2010). [CrossRef]
  13. P. Bienstman and R. Baets, Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 327 (2001). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Bachmann, P. A. Besse, and H. Melchior, Appl. Opt. 33, 3905 (1994). [CrossRef]
  15. L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615 (1995). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited