[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 18, No. 4 (2011) 305-310]
© 2011 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Analysis of Reconfigurable Multi-Channel Wavelength Add Drop Multiplexer for Intelligent Optical Networks


Department of ECE, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Thiruparankundram, Madurai-625015, India
1Department of ECE, SSN College of Engineering, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kalavakkam, Chennai-603110, India

(Received October 5, 2010; Accepted April 25, 2011)

This paper presents design of an electro-optically tunable polymer multi-channel wavelength add drop multiplexer (WADM). The proposed WADM with trapezoidal waveguide geometry and poled electro-optical polymer material in the waveguide cores enables the wavelength tuning speed of WADM as 7.5 ps at the resonance wavelength of 1550 nm and coupling length of 1.5 mm. The device can be electro-optically tuned to add/drop multiple channels. Transmission spectra of the device with varying device parameters are simulated. The proposed WADM with high speed, small size and varying tuning capability makes this device, an important element in faster provisioning and routing of light paths in intelligent optical network.

Key words: intelligent optical network, coupled mode theory, electro optic effect, polymer waveguide add drop multiplexer

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