Optical add-drop multiplexers based on autocloned photonic crystals

Masayuki Shirane, Akiko Gomyo, Kenta Miura, Yasuo Ohtera, Hirohito Yamada, Shojiro Kawakami

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We describe and demonstrate the operation of optical add-drop multiplexers (OADMs) based on photonic crystal (PC) structures fabricated by autocloning technology. In these OADMs, a three-dimensional PC structure was utilized as a Bragg reflector. We obtained a drop bandwidth of 2 nm at a wavelength of 1560 nm. We also demonstrate for the first time add and drop operations of the PC-based OADMs in a wavelength-division multiplexing optical transmission system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1372-1376
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Bragg reflector
  • Optical add-drop multiplexer
  • Optical communication
  • Photonic crystal (PC)
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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