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Optical Engineering

Thermo-optic tunable polymer arrayed waveguide grating
Author(s): Haiming Zhang; Chunsheng Ma; Zheng-Kun Qin; Xizhen Zhang; Dan Zhang; Daming Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A 33×33 thermo-optic tunable arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) is fabricated using the poly (2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidylmethacrylate) (PFS-co-GMA). The fabrication process of the device is depicted, and the measured results are presented. The measured insertion loss is between 8.5 dB for the central channel and 10 dB for the edge channels, the crosstalk is below −20 dB, the wavelength channel spacing is 0.8 nm, and the 3-dB bandwidth is 0.35 nm. The measured wavelength/temperature shift rate is about −0.12 nm/K. The central wavelength is 1545.21 to 1551.81 nm in the temperature range from 10 to 65°C. The tuning range is −6.6 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(5) 054601 doi: 10.1117/1.2739622
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 5
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Haiming Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Chunsheng Ma, Jilin Univ. (China)
Zheng-Kun Qin, Jilin Univ. (China)
Xizhen Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Dan Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Daming Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)


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