Wavelength Selective Switch with Optimal Steering Element Utilization

N. Fontaine1, H. Chen1, B. Ercan1, R. Ryf1, G. Labroille2, N. Barré2, P. Jian2, J.-F. Morizur2, D. Neilson1

1 Nokia Bell Labs, 2 CAILabs

Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Th5A.6 (2016).

 

Abstract: We implement a free-space unitary transform inside a wavelength selective switch to produce rectangular shaped beams on the LCoS steering element. Compared to standard Gaussian illumination, the WSS can support 2x as many ports per pixel.

 

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