13 February 2016 Spatial and planar optical circuit for flexible ROADM
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A high port count wavelength selective switch (HPC-WSS) is a key component when constructing colorless, directionless, and contentionless ROADM because it provides increased flexibility and scalability. We have been developing HPC-WSSs by combining a waveguide-based optical frontend and free-space optics, which we call a spatial and planar optical circuit (SPOC) platform. In this paper, we present an HPC-WSS and a low-loss transponder aggregator based on a SPOC platform, and we also describe the reliability of the frontend, which is a key enabler for the SPOC platform.
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Kota Shikama, Yuichiro Ikuma, Kenya Suzuki, Tetsuo Takahashi, "Spatial and planar optical circuit for flexible ROADM", Proc. SPIE 9773, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VIII, 97730B (13 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218509
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