By Topic

Components for multiple wavelength systems in polymer optoboard technology

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Horsthuis, Winfried H.G. ; Akzo Nobel Electron. Products bv, Arnhem, Netherlands ; Diemeer, M.

Multiple wavelength systems obviously require more optical components than single wavelength systems. Not only the necessary multiplexing and de-multiplexing functions add component complexity, but more importantly, the addition of extra space switching components enables the implementation of sophisticated routing mechanisms, offering superb operational network flexibility. In order to arrive at a reliable and cost effective solution for such wavelength routing, integration of several functionality's in a single packaged component will become a necessity. At least two technologies have the potential to provide such solutions: III-V semiconductors and polymer optoboards. The latter option will be described below, covering wavelength multiplexing and space switching based on polymer waveguides. The combination of multiplexers and switches on a single substrate will be a major improvement in system reliability and performance. Both functions have individually been demonstrated with good performance

Published in:

Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, 1995. 8th Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Volume 1., IEEE  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

30 Oct-2 Nov 1995