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Optimal design of linear tapered double S-shaped arrayed waveguide grating for broad channel spacing on silicon-on-insulator

Paper Abstract

A linear tapered double S-shaped arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) was designed as an alternative to a U-shaped AWG, and a complete transmission spectrum for 18 channels of coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) was demonstrated. The silicon-on-insulator based AWG with a rib waveguide structure with a broad channel spacing of 20 nm was designed to serve as a multiplexer/demultiplexer. A beam propagation method modeling simulation under transverse electric mode polarization over a free spectrum range of 700 nm was used for the design process. The geometrical dimensions of the AWG rib structure were optimized to achieve the lowest reported insertion loss of 1.07 dB and adjacent crosstalk of −38.83  dB . The influence of different etching depths on the top Si layer of the AWG for a constant core width of 0.6  μm as well as birefringence effects were also investigated. A transmission spectrum response at the output port close to the standard CWDM wavelength grid range of 1271 to 1611 nm with an average channel spacing of 2485 GHz was obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(8) 087110 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.8.087110
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Nurjuliana Juhari, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
P. Susthitha Menon, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Abang Annuar Ehsan, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Sahbudin B. Shaari, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

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