29 August 2002 Performance analysis of a polymer/silicon arrayed waveguide grating
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Proceedings Volume 4905, Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481037
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications 2002, 2002, Shanghai, China
Abstract
Based on the arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) multiplexer theory, some important parameters are optimized for the structural design of a polymer AWG multiplexer around the central wavelength of 1.55μm with the wavelength spacing of 1.6 nm. These parameters include diffraction order, focal length of slab waveguides, number of arrayed waveguides are determined. Then, a schematic waveguide layout of this device is presented, which contains 9 input and 9 output channels. The transmission and loss characteristics are analyzed. The computed results show that when we select the core thickness as 4 micron, width as 6 micron, pitch of adjacent waveguides as 26 micron, diffraction order number as 78, distance between the focal point and the origin as 8340 micron, the total loss of the device can be dropped to about 5.7dB, and the crosstalk among output channels can be dropped below -50dB.
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Daming Zhang, Yu Zhao, Chunsheng Ma, Fei Wang, Zhanchen Cui, Maobin Yi, Shiyong Liu, Wu Xu, "Performance analysis of a polymer/silicon arrayed waveguide grating", Proc. SPIE 4905, Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481037; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481037
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Waveguides

Diffraction

Refractive index

Multiplexers

Polymers

Polymer multimode waveguides

Photorefractive polymers

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