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Developments in arrayed waveguide grating devices for photonic integrated circuits
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Paper Abstract

Arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) devices play a crucial role in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks and links. AWGs are key building blocks in multi-wavelength receivers and transmitters, wavelength routers, add-drop multiplexers and optical crossconnects. AWG size becomes a critical issue when they are used in higher complexity photonic integrated circuits. The last years have shown a steady reduction of AWG device dimensions in silica-on-silicon, silicon-on-insulator and InP-based technologies. Extremely compact AWGs with good performance are feasible and allow for a significant reduction in cost, when integrated with other components in photonic integrated circuits.

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Date Published: 9 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7218, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIII, 72180C (9 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810217
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Xaveer Leijtens, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Meint Smit, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7218:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIII
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin; Christoph M. Greiner, Editor(s)

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