New Optical Splitter Design for Application in Fibre-to-the Home Passive Optical Network using Virtual Lab Platform
In this study, authors present a new design of optical splitter to be applied in FTTH-PON named Multi Ratio Optical Splitter (MROS). MROS was introduced to enhance the power distribution in the optical network. The authors also bring in new approach for designing a new optical device that enable one to characterize and analyze the design from waveguide design layer to network layer before fabricated called virtual lab platform. Waveguide design of MROS would be designed with device designing tool using Beam Propagation Method (BPM) as a wave propagator. MROS designed to divide the input power to different percentage on each arm therefore it could carry data to different users of various distances.