16 February 2017 New waveguide shape for low loss and high uniformity y-branch optical splitter
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The most common application of optical Y-splitters is their use in FTTx networks. It allows several customers to share the same physical medium, bringing high-speed networking, digital television and telephone services to residences using fiber-optic cables. The task of the optical splitters in such FTTH networks is to split one optical signal in many identical signals bringing for example the same TV signal in different households. Of course, the more buildings can be served by one optical splitter the lower are the installation costs. Therefore, the special attention is paid mainly to the design of high channel optical splitters presenting the serious challenge for the professional designers. In this paper a new Y-branch shape is proposed for 1×32 Y-branch splitter ensuring better splitting properties compared to the one recommended by ITU, in terms of their performance in transmission systems using wavelength division multiplexing.
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Catalina Burtscher, Dana Seyringer, Michal Lucki, Linda Kohler, "New waveguide shape for low loss and high uniformity y-branch optical splitter", Proc. SPIE 10106, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXI, 101061M (16 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249758; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249758
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