Accession Number : ADA328684

Title :   The Mach-Zehnder Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Master thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Heinbaugh, Maryanne

PDF Url : ADA328684

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : At the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) we are currently researching the potential for and feasibility of an optical signal demultiplexer based on the Mach-Zehnder coupler. The theory behind the signal demultiplexer involves cascading an n stage Mach-Zehnder coupler. The coupler will be capable of discriminating between M different CSK signals employing M Hadamard code. This thesis involves the examination of a single Mach-Zehnder coupler that operates at 100 Mbps and specifically addresses the mathematical analysis of how it operates, the physical components necessary to build and test a Mach-Zehnder coupler, and the performance of the Mach-Zehnder coupler.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, SIGNAL PROCESSING, THESES, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MULTIPLEXING, INSERTION LOSS, PHASE SHIFT KEYERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE