Integrated In-Band OSNR Monitor Based on Planar Lightwave Circuit

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mizuno, T.; Goh, T.; Ohyama, T.; Hashizume, Y.; Kaneko, A. (NTT Photonics Laboratories, NTT Corporation, 3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 243-0198 Japan)

We propose a novel integrated in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) monitor based on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology. We successfully demonstrate a 10-25 dB in-band OSNR measurement with errors of less than 0.6 dB.