Integrated Switchable Mode Exchange for Reconfigurable Mode-Multiplexing Optical Networks

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: 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.