1 September 2007 Design and fabrication of arrayed waveguide grating multiplexers on silicon-on-insulator platforms
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Optical Engineering, 46(9), 094602 (2007). doi:10.1117/1.2784772
Abstract
We report on the design, fabrication, and optical characteristics of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) devices on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platforms to act as multiplexers in a hybridly integrated wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter for telecommunications and datacom applications. In order to achieve efficient coupling to laser diodes, SOI layers with 4-μm-thick Si were used to form rib waveguides. The AWG devices comprised eight channels with a channel spacing of 200 GHz around a center wavelength at 1550 nm. AWG integration with variable optical attenuators is demonstrated to add channel equalization ability.
Georges Przyrembel, Berndt Kuhlow, Kimmo V. Solehmainen, Timo T. Aalto, Päivi Heimala, "Design and fabrication of arrayed waveguide grating multiplexers on silicon-on-insulator platforms," Optical Engineering 46(9), 094602 (1 September 2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2784772
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Waveguides

Silicon

Optical design

Multiplexers

Beam propagation method

Semiconductor lasers

Etching

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