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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 758–761

On-chip multiplexing conversion between wavelength division multiplexing–polarization division multiplexing and wavelength division multiplexing–mode division multiplexing

Mengyuan Ye, Yu Yu, Jinghui Zou, Weili Yang, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 758-761 (2014)

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A compact silicon-on-insulator device used for conversions between polarization division multiplexing (PDM) and mode division multiplexing (MDM) signals is proposed and experimentally demonstrated by utilizing a structure combining the improved two-dimensional grating coupler and two-mode multiplexer. The detailed design of the proposed device is presented and the results show the extinction ratio of 16 and 20 dB for X- and Y-pol input, respectively. The processing of 40Gb/s signal is achieved within the C-band with good performance. The proposed converter is capable of handling multiple wavelengths in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks, enabling the conversions between WDM–PDM and WDM–MDM, which is promising to further increase the throughput at the network interface.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2013
Published: February 4, 2014

Mengyuan Ye, Yu Yu, Jinghui Zou, Weili Yang, and Xinliang Zhang, "On-chip multiplexing conversion between wavelength division multiplexing–polarization division multiplexing and wavelength division multiplexing–mode division multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 39, 758-761 (2014)

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