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Recent progress on arrayed-waveguide grating multi/demultiplexers based on silica planar lightwave circuits
Author(s): Tsutomu Kitoh
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports recent advances on arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) multi/demultiplexers based on silica-based planar lightwave circuits (PLC). After briefly summarizing the fabrication and properties of PLCs, this work describes a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI)-synchronized AWG with reagrd to reduced loss, and athermalization. The paper then reports our recent demonstration of the integration of a PLC-based wavelength selective switch (WSS) and an integrated single-chip VMUX/DEMUX.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 713503 (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803090
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Tsutomu Kitoh, NTT Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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