Optical device with phased array

M.R. Amersfoort (Inventor), P.A. Besse (Inventor), H. Melchior (Inventor), M.K. Smit (Inventor)

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Abstract

An optical device is described, comprising a first coupler (1) and a second coupler (3) connected by an array of channels (Wq). The device can be used as an array multiplexer or demultiplexer. The couplers are multimode imaging (MMI) components. The phase differences between inputs and outputs of the MMIs are compensated by length differences between the array channels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Patent US5862279 1999-01-19 ; DE69523104T 2002-06-06 ; EP0695428 (B1) 2001-10-10 ; JP3425150B2 2003-07-07 ; JP8509079T 1996-09-24 ; WO9522070 1995-08-17

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