Abstract

The principle of an optical wavelength multiplexer–demultiplexer is described in which the signals undergo repeated reflections from special filter elements that can be designed for a wide range of cross-talk ratios. The insertion losses of these units can be quite small and they can be implemented to provide simultaneous multichannel two-way transmission. In a preliminary investigation of an experimental prototype an insertion loss of 0.5 dB and a cross talk of −35 dB were demonstrated. The multiplexer–demultiplexer is expected to have a long life and high reliability.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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