Concept Demonstration of 3D Waveguides Shuffle Converter for Multi-Core Fiber/Single-Mode Fiber Fan-in Fan-out Configuration Toward Over 1,000 Port Count

Haisong JIANG
Yasuhiro HINOKUMA
Sampad GHOSH
Ryota KUWAHATA
kiichi HAMAMOTO

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E104-C    No.1    pp.34-36
Publication Date: 2021/01/01
Publicized: 2020/05/25
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2020ECS6002
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Optoelectronics
Keyword: 
three dimensional waveguide,  shuffle converter,  optical matrix switch,  

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Summary: 
A novel shuffle converter by using 3D waveguide of MCF (multi-core fiber)/SMF (single mode fiber) ribbon fan-in fan-out configuration towards over 1,000 port count optical matrix switch has been proposed. The shuffle converter enables to avoid waveguide crossing section in the optical matrix switch configuration, and the principle device showed sufficient crosstalk of less than -54.2 dB, and insertion loss of 2.1 dB successfully.