16 February 2017 Simulation of 20-channel, 50-GHz, Si3N4-based arrayed waveguide grating applying three different photonics tools
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We present the design and simulation of 20-channel, 50-GHz Si3N4 based AWG using three different commercial photonics tools, namely PHASAR from Optiwave Systems Inc., APSS from Apollo Photonics Inc. and RSoft from Synopsys Inc. For this purpose we created identical waveguide structures and identical AWG layouts in these tools and performed BPM simulations. For the simulations the same calculation conditions were used. These AWGs were designed for TM-polarized light with an AWG central wavelength of 850 nm. The output of all simulations, the transmission characteristics, were used to calculate the transmission parameters defining the optical properties of the simulated AWGs. These parameters were summarized and compared with each other. The results feature very good correlation between the tools and are comparable to the designed parameters in AWG-Parameters tool.
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Lenka Gajdošová, Lenka Gajdošová, Dana Seyringer, Dana Seyringer, } "Simulation of 20-channel, 50-GHz, Si3N4-based arrayed waveguide grating applying three different photonics tools", Proc. SPIE 10106, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXI, 101061X (16 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267817; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2267817
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