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Design and fabrication of high-density holographic gratings for DWDM applications
Author(s): Yanyan Zhang; Changhe Zhou; Liren Liu; Huayi Ru
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Paper Abstract

Comparing with thin film filters and arrayed waveguide gratings, holographic gratings can realize the highest channel capacity, the lowest insertion loss, etc., which are desirable for DWDM applications. In this paper, we have calculated the diffraction efficiencies of grating structures, such as rectangular, sinusoidal and symmetric triangular gratings with the technique of the rigorous coupled-wave analysis. The presumed conditions, such as TE- and TM- polarization, the aspect ratio of holographic gratings, have been investigated. It is shown that our results are in good agreement with other previous works. Further, we’ve established an experimental setup for fabricating the planar binary holographic gratings. The gratings we’ve made have a relatively high groove or line density (e.g., 600,900 and 1200 lines/mm), and they’ve achieved high angular dispersion between each individual wavelength in their first diffraction order with relatively high transmitted diffraction efficiencies (e.g., for the 600 lines/mm grating, the efficiency is near 65%), which are able to demultiplex 1.31μm and 1.55μm wavelengths in CWDM (coarse wavelength division multiplexing). The fabricated high-density gratings should have important applications for DWDM in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5184, Physics, Theory, and Applications of Periodic Structures in Optics II, (29 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504013
Show Author Affiliations
Yanyan Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Changhe Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Huayi Ru, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5184:
Physics, Theory, and Applications of Periodic Structures in Optics II
Philippe Lalanne, Editor(s)

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