Efficient Multiplexer/Demultiplexer for Visible WDM Transmission over SI-POF Technology Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2015

start page

  • 3711

end page

  • 3718

issue

  • 17

volume

  • 33

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8724

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2213

abstract

  • A five channel step index plastic optical fiber proposal for a multiplexer/demultiplexer having insertion losses (IL) of 2.9-4 dB, pass bandwidths at -3 dB > 30 nm, crosstalk attenuation >30 dB and size of similar to ~65 mm x 55 mm, is demonstrated. It is based on a reflective diffraction grating with blazed profile and an aspheric lens. The theoretical analysis presented is used to further reduce the system size to similar to ~37 mm x 30 mm and to increase the number of channels to 8 keeping ILs < 4.5 dB. Experimental results have good agreement with theoretical expectations.

keywords

  • demultiplexer; diffraction grating; multiplexer; polymer optical fiber; visible; wavelength division multiplexing.