Silica-Based Planar Lightwave Circuits for WDM Applications

Katsunari OKAMOTO  Yasuyuki INOUE  Takuya TANAKA  Yasuji OHMORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C    No.8    pp.1176-1186
Publication Date: 1998/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on High-Capacity WDM/TDM Networks)
Category: Passive Devices for Photonic Networks
silica waveguide,  planar lightwave circuits,  arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexer,  optical add/drop multiplexer,  WDM,  

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Planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) provide various important devices for optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems, subscriber networks and etc. This paper reviews the recent progress and future prospects of PLC technologies including arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexers, optical add/drop multiplexers, programmable dispersion equalizers and hybrid optoelectronics integration technologies.