MEMS-based wavelength and orbital angular momentum demultiplexer for on-chip applications

Vladimir Lyubopytov, Alexey P. Porfirev, Stanislav O. Gurbatov, Sujoy Paul, Martin F. Schumann, Julijan Cesar, Mohammadreza Malekizandi, Mohammad T. Haidar, Martin Wegener, Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers

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    Summary form only given. We demonstrate a new tunable MEMS-based WDM&OAM Fabry-Pérot filter for simultaneous wavelength (WDM) and Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) (de)multiplexing. The WDM&OAM filter is suitable for dense on-chip integration and dedicated for the next generation of optical interconnects utilizing all three degrees of freedom of the electromagnetic waves: wavelength, polarization, and OAM. The WDM&OAM filter consists of two Distributed Bragg Reflectors (DBRs): a bottom one fixed to the substrate and a movable top MEMS DBR. An applied tuning current, changing the resonator length, extends the top DBR and hence selects the central filter wavelength. A spiral phase mask on the top switches the OAM order by ±1, ±2, etc. The MEMS filter shows a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) bandwidth of about 0.2 nm and a free spectral range (FSR) of about 126 nm. The phase mask provides sufficient OAM state purity in a 35 nm window around 1550 nm, covering well the whole C-band.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC, 2017 Conference on)
    Number of pages1
    Publication date2017
    Article numberCK_3_5
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventThe 2017 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


    ConferenceThe 2017 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
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