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Reconfigurable all-optical crossconnect node using synthesized fiber Bragg gratings for both demultiplexing and switching

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We introduce an optical crossconnect architecture using all-fiber technology. The key components are synthesized fiber Bragg gratings written using a position weighting technique. The fiber Bragg gratings are used to perform the required combination of wavelength filtering and space routing The grating synthesis allows optimization of all important grating characteristics: spectral flatness, dispersion, edges roll-off, and side lobes.

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