Bent asymmetric Y-branch integrated optical broadband wavelength multi/demultiplexer

T.H. Hoekstra, H.J. van Weerden, P.V. Lambeck, Th.J.A. Popma

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    Abstract

    A new integrated optic wavelength multi/demultiplexer based on a bent asymmetric Y-branch is proposed and investigated. The broadband multi/demultiplexer is demonstrated to combine/split 660 nm pump light and 1535 nm signal light with coupling efficiencies of about 85% and 95% respectively, which is useful for erbium doped integrated optic lasers. The bent Y-branch multi/demultiplexer is simple to fabricate and rather insensitive to processing variations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-85
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE photonics technology letters
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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