Applications of Integrated Optical Polymer Components on Coherent OFDM-Systems

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Coherent optical carrier frequency techniques allow the superposition of distribution and dialogue services within a future IBN (Integrated Broadband Network). In laboratory experiments some subscriber connections were demonstrated until now using fiber laser technology [BAC 92].

The introduction in a more extended network needs an integration technology which can be applied to many identical circuits. Optical polymers offer an ideal technology for this purpose because this material can be treated with nonlinear, electrooptical, fluorescing and magneto-optical dope. Therefore all components of an optical transparent signal transport network may be realized. In a preliminary stage of development a combination of passive and electrooptic polymer waveguides with semiconductor laser components could be developed.


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© B. G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft Leipzig 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbHBerlin 10Germany

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