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30 July 2001 Photonic integration of active fiber bundles with large-sized couplers
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Proceedings Volume 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication; (2001)
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
Repetitive triangulation (RTR) of a N-gon cell complex is applied to generate a variety of active fiber bundles which, if integrated, become 2D lightwave circuits (LWCs). By means of RTR the size of existing couplers increases and new couplers are generated according to some principles. The RTR shows different results for the geometries N >= 3 and the result also depend on the degree of RTR. For the purpose of simplifying photonic integration, the large-sized couplers arising (i) at the center of the N-gon cells and (ii) interconnecting N-gon cells to cell complexes, are aimed to be reduced by the introduction of several wavelengths. The operation of the various couplers at several wavelengths represent a serious restrictions of the permutation capabilities of the switches but the applicability to optical logic is assumed. RTR may be applied to generate scalable networks of 2D LWCs which overcome the restriction of nearest-neighbor interconnections schemes and extend them to 3D LWCs. Two different space filling problems arise dependent on the chosen RTR procedure.
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Josef Giglmayr "Photonic integration of active fiber bundles with large-sized couplers", Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001);

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