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Silica-Based Planar Lightwave Circuits for WDM Applications
Katsunari OKAMOTO Yasuyuki INOUE Takuya TANAKA Yasuji OHMORI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 1998/08/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: 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.