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7 June 2002 Wavelength division multiplexers/demultiplexers for high-throughput optical links
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Proceedings Volume 4653, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III; (2002)
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Communication between computing systems is recognized as the main limitation to increasing the speed of all-electronic systems beyond levels currently achieved in existing supercomputers. Optical interconnects hold great promise in eliminating current communication bottlenecks because of properties that stem from optics inherent parallelism. Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology, by which multiple optical channels can be simultaneously transmitted at different wavelengths through a single optical transmission medium is a useful means of making full use of optics parallelism over a wide wavelength region. In this talk, we review the working principles of wavelength division (de) multiplexers (WD(D)M) for optoelectronic interconnection in high-throughput optical links and address the optical design issues of Wd9D)Ms. Several grating-based WD9D)M structures are analyzed. We report experimental data for several versions of WD(D)Ms which exhibit low insertion loss, high reliability, and low cost.
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Feng Zhao, Yun Zhang, Jizuo Zou, Wei Jiang, Zhong Shi, Xuegong Deng, Jie Qiao, Gary C. Marsden, Bipin Bihari, and Ray T. Chen "Wavelength division multiplexers/demultiplexers for high-throughput optical links", Proc. SPIE 4653, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications III, (7 June 2002);

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