Abstract

We demonstrate 1 x 1092 channel wavelength demultiplexing with 50-GHz channel pitch and a 600-nm total bandwidth. Outputs from 1 x 40 channel arrayed waveguide gratings operating with multiple orders enter a free-space optical grating demultiplexer which separates the orders into a 2-D spot array, where the light can be coupled into discrete output fibers or operated on by a surface normal device (i.e., microelectromechanical system switch or detector array). Supercontinuum source input from 1140 to 1750 nm produced a 28 x 39 spot array at the output plane. The insertion loss for light is coupled into a single mode fiber ranged from 7 to 18 dB with less than 10-dB loss in channels between 1300 and 1750 nm. Bit-error-rate measurements show a negligible 0.1-dB power penalty at 10 GB/s.

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D. M. Marom, D. T. Neilson, D. S. Greywall, C.-S. Pai, N. R. Basavanhally, V. A. Aksyuk, D. O. Lopez, F. Pardo, M. E. Simon, Y. Low, P. Kolodner, C. A. Bolle, "Wavelength-selective 1 x K switches using free-space optics and MEMS micromirrors: Theory, design, and implementation," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1620-1630 (2005).

2004 (1)

2002 (1)

K. Takada, M. Abe, T. Shibata, K. Okamoto, "5 GHz-spaced 4200-channel two-stage tandem demultiplexer for ultra-multi-wavelength light source using supercontinuum generation," Electron. Lett. 38, 572-573 (2002).

2001 (1)

P. P. Mitra, J. B. Stark, "Nonlinear limits to the information capacity of optical fibre communications," Nature 411, 1027-1030 (2001).

1999 (1)

J. E. Ford, V. A. Aksyuk, D. J. Bishop, J. A. Walker, "Wavelength add/drop switching using tilting micromirrors," J. Lightw. Technol. 17, 904-911 (1999).

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Takada, M. Abe, T. Shibata, K. Okamoto, "5 GHz-spaced 4200-channel two-stage tandem demultiplexer for ultra-multi-wavelength light source using supercontinuum generation," Electron. Lett. 38, 572-573 (2002).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

J. E. Ford, V. A. Aksyuk, D. J. Bishop, J. A. Walker, "Wavelength add/drop switching using tilting micromirrors," J. Lightw. Technol. 17, 904-911 (1999).

D. M. Marom, D. T. Neilson, D. S. Greywall, C.-S. Pai, N. R. Basavanhally, V. A. Aksyuk, D. O. Lopez, F. Pardo, M. E. Simon, Y. Low, P. Kolodner, C. A. Bolle, "Wavelength-selective 1 x K switches using free-space optics and MEMS micromirrors: Theory, design, and implementation," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1620-1630 (2005).

Nature (1)

P. P. Mitra, J. B. Stark, "Nonlinear limits to the information capacity of optical fibre communications," Nature 411, 1027-1030 (2001).

Opt. Express (1)

Other (4)

T. K. Chan, M. Abashin, J. E. Ford, "2-D array wavelength demultiplexing by hybrid waveguide and free-space optics," OSA/IEEE Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. AnaheimCA (2005) Paper OThV7.

A. Dutta, N. Dutta, M. Fujiwara, WDM Technologies: Passive Optical Components (Academic, 2003) pp. 61.

K. Fukuchi, T. Kasamatsu, M. Morie, R. Ohhira, T. Ito, K. Sekiya, D. Ogasahar, T. Ono, "10.92-Tb/s (273*40-Gb/s) triple-band/ultra-dense WDM optical-repeatered transmission experiment," Proc. Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (IEEE Cat. 01CH37171) (2001) pp. PD24-1-PD24-3.

C. Dragone, J. E. Ford, Free-space/arrayed waveguide router U.S. Patent 6 263 127 (2001).

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