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Spectrometer on chip-based WDM photonic integrated components
Author(s): Yung Jui Chen; Yen-Ping Ho; Wenhua Lin; Haifeng Li; John Hryniewicz; Gyorgy A. Porkolab; Mario Dagenais; Dennis Stone
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) has become the technology of choice for meeting the rapid increase in demand for bandwidth and capacity in telecommunication and computer networking systems. One of the key enabling technologies for WDM systems is multiwavelength filters. The spectrometer on a chip (SOC) is an integrated optics approach to the implementation of a high performance multiwavelength filter. This paper provides an overview of the design, processing, and testing issues for two types of SOCs: etched grating and phased-array waveguide grating. Both types of devices are used in various WDM components. In addition to wavelength multiplexers/demultiplexers, other integrated WDM photonic devices which utilize SOCs for their wavelength filtering functions will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238930
Show Author Affiliations
Yung Jui Chen, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Yen-Ping Ho, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Wenhua Lin, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Haifeng Li, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
John Hryniewicz, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Gyorgy A. Porkolab, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Dennis Stone, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2690:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components
Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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