Precise Low-Cost Optical Time Multiplexer based on the Birefringence of Polarization Maintaining Fibers
Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria
Proceedings: ECOC 2009
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Nguyen, An Truong; Lazzeri, Emma (CEIIC - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy)
Ghelfi, Paolo; Bogoni, Antonella; Potì, Luca (National Laboratory on Photonic Networks - CNIT, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy)
A novel scheme of optical time multiplexer is presented, based on the high birefringence of polarization maintaining fiber. The scheme is highly precise, and its fiber-only construction reduces the multiplexer loss and cost.