Wavelength Selective Switch with Optimal Steering Element Utilization

OFC Conference (2016)

Section : Fiber Networks
Publication date: 2016

Authors: 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).


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.