14 August 2003 Planar lightwave circuit devices for optical communication: present and future
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Silica-based planar lightwave circuits (PLC) are key components of functional devices designed for use in optical fiber communication systems because, compared with bulk optics devices, they offer compactness, excellent stability and reliability in addition to high functionality. This talk reviews the current status of PLC development. The fabrication process, basic characteristics, packaging and reliability are presented, many device applications are described, and experimental results related to optical switches, interleave filters, chromatic/polarization dispersion compensators, gain spectrum equalizers and wavelength multiplexers are reported. Finally, the history of PLC development is summarized, and future target devices are described along with the kind of development needed for such devices designed for use in the next generation of optical communication systems.
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Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Takahashi, } "Planar lightwave circuit devices for optical communication: present and future", Proc. SPIE 5246, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512904; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.512904


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