Novel single-fiber bi-directional optical add-drop multiplexer for optical distribution networks

Y. Shen, X. Zhou, X. Wu, Z. Chen, Chao Lu, M. K. Rao

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A novel single-fiber bi-directional optical add-drop multiplexer is proposed for wavelength division multiplexing distribution networks. It includes only two optical circulators and two sets of fiber Bragg grating (FBG), with advantages of passive, low insertion loss and cost-effective. Self-healing function can be provided passively to the distribution ring network with only one fiber. Very small degradation of bit-error-rate (power penalty<0.1dB) is observed when it is used for bi-directional add-drop and transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventWDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 200126 Jan 2001


  • Bi-directional
  • Optical add-drop multiplexer
  • Optical networks
  • Wavelength division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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