1 September 2007 Design and fabrication of arrayed waveguide grating multiplexers on silicon-on-insulator platforms
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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.
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Georges Przyrembel, Georges Przyrembel, Berndt Kuhlow, Berndt Kuhlow, Kimmo V. Solehmainen, Kimmo V. Solehmainen, Timo T. Aalto, Timo T. Aalto, Päivi Heimala, Päivi Heimala, } "Design and fabrication of arrayed waveguide grating multiplexers on silicon-on-insulator platforms," Optical Engineering 46(9), 094602 (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2784772 . Submission:
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