Integrated Switchable Mode Exchange for Reconfigurable Mode-Multiplexing Optical Networks

Konferenz: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
18.09.2016 - 22.09.2016 in Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ECOC 2016

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Sun, Chunlei; Yu, Yu; Chen, Guanyu; Zhang, Xinliang (Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, School of Optical and Electrical Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China)

We propose and demonstrate an on-chip switchable mode exchange utilizing a mode dependent Mach-Zehnder interferometer assisting by a phase shifter. By controlling the phase difference, the data carried on different modes can be exchanged with power penalty less than 1dB.