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Fully integrated holographic-Bragg-reflector-based mux/demux devices
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Paper Abstract

A dual-channel, integrated, multiplexer, based on holographic Bragg reflector (HBR) devices and exhibiting flat-top, 4-nm-wide channels is demonstrated. Theory calibrated by the achieved performance indicates that HBR waveguide grating devices can be implemented to provide fully integrated and high performance multiplexer solutions for CWDM and FTTH applications. The enabling HBR devices can be regarded as mode-specific photonic crystals, i.e. photonic crystals whose spatial structure is tailored to interact with a specific signal mode or a very narrow range of such modes. Unlike standard bandgap-based photonic crystals, mode-specific photonic crystals may be effectively implemented with low-refractive-index-contrast and hence low-loss materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5355, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies VIII, (28 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529610
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitri Iazikov, LightSmyth Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Christoph Greiner, LightSmyth Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Thomas W. Mossberg, LightSmyth Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5355:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies VIII
Yakov Sidorin; Ari Tervonen, Editor(s)

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