Compact polymeric wavelength division multiplexer

M. A. Cowin, M. Owen, J. D. Bainbridge, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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A simple and compact design for a four channel polymeric wavelength division multiplexer suitable for low cost data communications application is presented. It is based on two-dimensional integrated optical slab waveguide and reflective optical elements to fold the optical path within the component. The device channel spacing is 800 GHz, measures only 4×4 mm in size, displays a polarization-dependent wavelength shift of 0.1 nm, and crosstalk levels approaching -25 dB. The demultiplexing performance of the device is tested using a wavelength tunable laser source. The transmission of all four outputs against wavelength are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1076
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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