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6 January 2015 Bi-directional triplexer with butterfly MMI coupler using SU-8 polymer waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI; 94500V (2015)
Event: Photonics Prague 2014, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
We report about a design of a bi-directional planar optical multiplex/demultiplex filter (triplexer) for the optical part of planar hybrid WDM bi-directional transceiver in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) PON applications. The triplex lightwave circuit is based on the Epoxy Novolak Resin SU-8 waveguides on the silica-on-silicon substrate with Polymethylmethacrylate cladding layer. The triplexer is comprised of a linear butterfly concept of multimode interference (MMI) coupler separating downstream optical signals of 1490 nm and 1550 nm. For the upstream channel of 1310 nm, an additional directional coupler (DC) is used to add optical signal of 1310 nm propagating in opposite direction. The optical triplexer was designed and optimized using beam propagation method. The insertion losses, crosstalk attenuation, and extinction ratio for all three inputs/outputs were investigated. The intended triplexer was designed using the parameters of the separated DC and MMI filter to approximate the idealized direct connection of both devices.
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David Mareš, Vítĕzslav Jeřábek, and Václav Prajzler "Bi-directional triplexer with butterfly MMI coupler using SU-8 polymer waveguides", Proc. SPIE 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI, 94500V (6 January 2015);


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