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Two-dimensional wavelength division demultiplexer with surface-normal configuration
Author(s): Jian Liu; Ray T. Chen; Brian M. Davies; Suning Tang
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Paper Abstract

A 2D wavelength-division demultiplexing device is demonstrated to separate and to distribute optical signals of different wavelengths by use of substrate-guided wave optical interconnects. In our experiment, two stacked input holographic gratings are fabricated to steer two optical wavelengths into two different routing directions and to zigzag within a waveguiding substrate. Input coupling efficiencies of 70 percent and 76 percent are experimentally confirmed at the input wavelengths of 780 nm and 790 nm, respectively. Two arrays of 1-to-10 cascaded output holographic grating couplers are employed to couple out the optical signals with surface-normal fanouts. The crosstalk is measured to be < -30 dB. The fanout energy fluctuation is within +/- 10 percent for each wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300931
Show Author Affiliations
Jian Liu, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Brian M. Davies, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3234:
Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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