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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS

Tandem chirped grating couplers for data/telecom monitoring applications
Author(s): Hans Thiele; Christiane Gimkiewicz; Michael T. Gale; Jürgen Söchtig; S. Westenhöfer; S. Mahmud; Christian Zschokke
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Paper Abstract

Tandem chirped grating couplers for spectral measurement applications in optical communications are developed. The current devices are designed to monitor data/telecom dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) channels in the spectral range from 1528 to 1561 nm (C-Band). A replication process provides the diffractive structures, on the gratings a high-index waveguide material is deposited. Design parameters and fabrication tolerances are discussed in detail, and measurement results of the fabricated devices are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. 2(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1610479
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 2, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Hans Thiele, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Christiane Gimkiewicz, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Michael T. Gale, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Jürgen Söchtig, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
S. Westenhöfer, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
S. Mahmud, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Christian Zschokke, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)


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