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Performance issues for dense WDM planar waveguide demultiplexers
Author(s): Emil S. Koteles
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Paper Abstract

A review is presented of state-of-the-art optical planar waveguide demultiplexers (DEMUXes); that is, phasars (arrayed waveguide - AWG) and etched grating devices designed for dense wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems. The advances made in their performance are reviewed and ultimate limitations, set by physical principles and technological constraints, are considered. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of etched grating and phasar planar waveguide DEMUXes are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406395
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Emil S. Koteles, MetroPhotonics, Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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