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: PDF

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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.