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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004789


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
Zhiyang Li and Havyarimana Claver, "Compact wavelength-selective optical switch based on digital optical phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 38, 4789-4792 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4789


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