By Topic

All-fiber WDM optical crossconnect using ultrastrong widely tunable FBGs

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
$33 $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

9 Author(s)
Y. W. Song ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. Syst., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Z. Pan ; D. Starodubov ; V. Grubsky
more authors

We demonstrate an all-fiber wavelength-division-multiplexed optical crossconnect using ultrastrong fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with wide tunability. These FBGs have 0.2-nm bandwidths and can be tuned over /spl sim/52 nm due to a novel grating preparation technique to reduce mechanical strength degradation. There is negligible distortion in the transmission spectra while tuning the grating, and the crossconnect architecture uses cascades of these gratings for WDM operation. The ability to tune these >98% reflectivity gratings completely out of the entire WDM signal band minimizes the leakage of unwanted signal power and leads to the improvements of >10-dB crosstalk and >0.6-dB power penalty compared with conventional gratings.

Published in:

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 10 )