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Ultracompact microring laser-based optical-add multiplexer

Bennecer, A., Ingham, J. D., Williams, K. A., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., Ehlers, H., Hamacher, M. and Heidrich, H. (2008) Ultracompact microring laser-based optical-add multiplexer. Electronics Letters. 44(9), pp. 593-595. 0013-5194.

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Abstract: A highly compact and scalable micro-ring-laser-based optical-add multiplexer is presented for wavelength division multiplexed bus networks. The output of a 40 mm-radius micro-ring laser is vertically coupled to a passive waveguide bus and the chip is subsequently mounted in a butterfly package with fibre pigtailing at both input and output. In the first such experiment with a micro-ring-based module, a wavelength channel is added into a wavelength multiplexed fibre-optic link with negligible power penalty. Successful transmission of a 2λ x 2.5 Gbit/s signal over 25 km is demonstrated for a 0.9 nm channel spacing.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiplexing equipment, optical fibre networks, wavelength division multiplexing, optical-add multiplexer, ultracompact microring laser-based, wavelength division multiplexed bus networks, multiplexed fibre-optic link, passive waveguide bus
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5103.592 Optical fiber communication
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501 Applied optics. Photonics
Creators: Bennecer, Abdeldjalil, Ingham, J D, Williams, K A, Penty, R V, White, I H, Ehlers, H, Hamacher, M and Heidrich, H
Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Engineering
Date: 24 April 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 593-595
Journal or Publication Title: Electronics Letters
Volume: 44
Number: 9
Language: English
ISSN: 0013-5194
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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