1 May 1996 Wavelength demultiplexing by chirped waveguide gratings
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Proceedings Volume 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238935
Event: Photonics West '96, 1996, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The spectral response of a chirped sinusoidal surface relief grating in an optical waveguide has been studied by means of Local Normal Mode Expansion theory. A matrix technique has been applied to account for the varying grating period. The grating is divided into segments with constant periods and coupling coefficients. Nonslanted grating is considered in a first-order diffraction. Also, contradirectional coupling between guided modes in phase synchronism at an arbitrary angle of incidence is considered. Performance considerations include TE-TE, TE- TM, and TM-TM mode coupling for different grating geometry and waveguide parameters. We show the effect of geometry and waveguide parameters on the performance of the chirped grating as a wavelength demultiplexer. Also, we demonstrate how the filtering and demultiplexing characteristics and the spectral shift between different polarization modes can be controlled.
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Eli S. Simova, Mohsen Kavehrad, Krassimir Nedialkov Stoev, "Wavelength demultiplexing by chirped waveguide gratings", Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238935; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.238935
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Waveguides

Diffraction gratings

Demultiplexers

Polarization

Optical filters

Reflectivity

Interfaces

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