Abstract

A new four-channel wavelength multiplexer (W-MUX) based on vibration plane multiplexing is proposed. The W-MUX is composed of phase plates and polarizing beam splitters. Each phase plate operates as a one-wave plate for a certain wavelength of light and as a halfwave plate for some other wavelength of light. It is shown that this kind of phase plate can be made incorporating two kinds of birefringent crystal. In addition, the design of the phase plate is discussed. The W-MUX is experimentally fabricated, and its insertion loss is measured. The measured insertion loss for each channel is 2.8 dB or less.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

1987 (1)

W. J. Carlsen, C. F. Buhrer, “Flat Passband Birefringent Wavelength-Division Multiplexers,” Electron. Lett. 23, 106 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

H. Ishio, J. Minowa, K. Nosu, “Review and Status of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Technology and Its Application,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 448 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

H. F. Mahlein, “Fiber-Optic Communication in the Wavelength-Division Multiplex Mode,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 4, 339 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

R. Watanabe, K. Nosu, “New 2-Channel Multiplexer Using Polarization,” Electron. Lett. 17, 133 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Buhrer, C. F.

W. J. Carlsen, C. F. Buhrer, “Flat Passband Birefringent Wavelength-Division Multiplexers,” Electron. Lett. 23, 106 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Carlsen, W. J.

W. J. Carlsen, C. F. Buhrer, “Flat Passband Birefringent Wavelength-Division Multiplexers,” Electron. Lett. 23, 106 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Edahiro, T.

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Hosaka, T.

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Ishio, H.

H. Ishio, J. Minowa, K. Nosu, “Review and Status of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Technology and Its Application,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 448 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Mahlein, H. F.

H. F. Mahlein, “Fiber-Optic Communication in the Wavelength-Division Multiplex Mode,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 4, 339 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Minowa, J.

H. Ishio, J. Minowa, K. Nosu, “Review and Status of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Technology and Its Application,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 448 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Miya, T.

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Nosu, K.

H. Ishio, J. Minowa, K. Nosu, “Review and Status of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Technology and Its Application,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 448 (1984).
[CrossRef]

R. Watanabe, K. Nosu, “New 2-Channel Multiplexer Using Polarization,” Electron. Lett. 17, 133 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, Y.

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, R.

R. Watanabe, K. Nosu, “New 2-Channel Multiplexer Using Polarization,” Electron. Lett. 17, 133 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

R. Watanabe, K. Nosu, “New 2-Channel Multiplexer Using Polarization,” Electron. Lett. 17, 133 (1981).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Carlsen, C. F. Buhrer, “Flat Passband Birefringent Wavelength-Division Multiplexers,” Electron. Lett. 23, 106 (1987).
[CrossRef]

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Miya, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Low-Loss Single-Polarization Fibers with Asymmetrical Strain Birefringence,” Electron. Lett. 21, 920 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Fiber Integrated Opt. (1)

H. F. Mahlein, “Fiber-Optic Communication in the Wavelength-Division Multiplex Mode,” Fiber Integrated Opt. 4, 339 (1983).
[CrossRef]

IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

H. Ishio, J. Minowa, K. Nosu, “Review and Status of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Technology and Its Application,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 448 (1984).
[CrossRef]

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