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1. (WO2019007998) RECONFIGURABLE SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A device comprising:

a plurality of tunable lasers generating a plurality of wavelengths; a plurality of wavelength lockers to reduce wavelength noise from the plurality of wavelengths;

a plurality of band combiners each configured to combine a different wavelength range than other band combiners of the plurality of band combiners;

a plurality of switches, each switch receiving an output of a corresponding band combiner of the plurality of band combiners, each switch outputting a plurality of switched wavelengths;

a plurality of broadband combiners receiving outputs of the plurality of switches; and

a plurality of emitters to emit a plurality of reference wavelengths, each emitter receiving an output of a corresponding broadband combiner of the plurality of broadband combiners.

2. The device of claim 1 , wherein each wavelength locker of the plurality of wavelength lockers is between a tunable laser of the plurality of tunable lasers and a band combiner of the plurality of band combiners.

3. The device any of claims 1-2, wherein the plurality of wavelength lockers comprises a plurality of optical channel monitors located after the plurality of band combiners, and feeding back to the plurality of tunable lasers.

4. The device of any of claims 1-2, wherein each band combiner of the plurality of band combiners is configured to operate within a wavelength range of 100 nm.

5. The device of any of claims 1-2, wherein each wavelength locker of the plurality of

wavelength lockers comprises feed-forward or feedback noise cancellation, and wavelength locking circuits.

The device of claim 3, wherein each optical channel monitor of the plurality of optical channel monitor:

comprises:

one input configured to receive a portion of light from a tunable laser; an arrayed waveguide grating;

a first photodiode outputting a first current; and

a second photodiode outputting a second current; and

is configured to monitor a ratio of the first current to the second current, to stabilize a target wavelength.

A device comprising:

a plurality of tunable lasers generating a plurality of wavelengths;

a plurality of wavelength lockers to reduce wavelength noise from the plurality of wavelengths;

a plurality of band combiners each configured to combine a different wavelength range than other band combiners of the plurality of band combiners;

a broadband combiner receiving outputs of the plurality of band combiners;

an optical phased array switch comprising at least one arrayed waveguide grating; and

a plurality of emitters to emit a plurality of reference wavelengths, each emitter receiving an output of the optical phased array switch.

The device of claim 7, wherein the plurality of wavelength lockers comprises a plurality of optical channel monitors located after the plurality of band combiners, and feeding back to the plurality of tunable lasers.

The device of claim 8, wherein each optical channel monitor of the plurality of optical channel monitor:

comprises:

one input configured to receive a portion of light from a tunable laser; an arrayed waveguide grating;

a first photodiode outputting a first current; and

a second photodiode outputting a second current; and is configured to monitor a ratio of the first current to the second current, to stabilize a target wavelength.

10. The device of any of claims 7-9, wherein each band combiner of the plurality of band combiners is configured to operate within a wavelength range of 100 nm.

11. A device comprising:

a plurality of tunable lasers generating a plurality of wavelengths; a plurality of wavelength lockers to reduce wavelength noise from the plurality of wavelengths;

a plurality of band combiners each configured to combine a different wavelength range than other band combiners of the plurality of band combiners;

a broadband combiner receiving outputs of the plurality of band combiners;

a passive splitter configured to split an output of the broadband combiner; and a plurality of emitters to emit a plurality of reference wavelengths, each emitter receiving an output of the passive splitter.

12. The device of claim 11, wherein the plurality of wavelength lockers comprises a plurality of optical channel monitors located after the plurality of band combiners, and feeding back to the plurality of tunable lasers.

13. The device of claim 12, wherein each optical channel monitor of the plurality of optical channel monitor:

comprises:

one input configured to receive a portion of light from a tunable laser; an arrayed waveguide grating;

a first photodiode outputting a first current; and

a second photodiode outputting a second current; and is configured to monitor a ratio of the first current to the second current, to stabilize a target wavelength.

14. The device of any of claims 11-13, wherein each band combiner of the plurality of band combiners is configured to operate within a wavelength range of 100 nm.

15. A method comprising:

generating a plurality of wavelengths by a plurality of tunable lasers; reducing wavelength noise from the plurality of wavelengths by a plurality of wavelength lockers;

combining the plurality of wavelengths into wavelength ranges by a plurality of band combiners;

switching the wavelength ranges by a plurality of switches;

multiplexing over a time domain the plurality of wavelength ranges into a plurality of broadband combiners, each broadband combiner of the plurality of broadband combiners outputting to a corresponding emitter of a plurality of emitters; and

emitting the multiplexed wavelengths by the plurality of emitters.