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Design and fabrication of optical power splitters with large port count
Liangliang Wang1, Junming An1, Jiashun Zhang1, Yuanda Wu1, Jianguang Li1, Hongjie Wang1, Yue Wang1, Pan Pan1, Fei Zhong2, Qiang Zha2, Xiaojie Yin1, Xiongwei Hu1, Degang Zhao1
1 State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, [Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100083, China
2 [Henan Shi Jia Photons Technology Co., Ltd], Hebi 458030, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2014, 12(09): pp.092302

DOI:10.3788/COL201412.092302
Topic:Optical devices
Keywords(OCIS Code): 230.7370  230.1360  230.7390  

Abstract
We design and fabricate compact, low loss, and high port-count optical power splitters of 1 × 128 and2 × 128 using silica-based planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology on 6 inch quartz substrate. PLC tech-nology is mainly based on plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, photolithography, and etching. The measured results show that the insertion loss, uniformity, and wavelength-dependent loss of 1 × 128 and 2 × 128 optical power splitters are less than 23, 1.43, and 0.92 dB and 23.3, 1.8, and 1.3 dB, respectively, in the wavelength range from 1.26 to 1.65 mm. The polarization-dependent losses are less than 0.16 and 0.2 dB, respectively, in the wavelengths of 1.31, 1.49, and 1.55 mm.

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Received:2014/4/2
Accepted:2014/6/11
Posted online:2014/8/22

Get Citation: Liangliang Wang, Junming An, Jiashun Zhang, Yuanda Wu, Jianguang Li, Hongjie Wang, Yue Wang, Pan Pan, Fei Zhong, Qiang Zha, Xiaojie Yin, Xiongwei Hu, Degang Zhao, "Design and fabrication of optical power splitters with large port count," Chin. Opt. Lett. 12(09), 092302(2014)

Note: This work was supported by the National "863" and Development Program of China (Nos. 2013AA031402 and 2011AA010303), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61090390, 61274047, 61275029, 61205044, and 61307034), the Major Science & Technology Specific Project of Henan Province of China, and the Independent Innovation Foundation of Henan Province of China.



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