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Compact surface-normal coupled optical interconnects with wavelength-division-demultiplexing capability
Author(s): Suning Tang; Ray T. Chen; Maggie M. Li; Srikanth Natarajan; Robert Mayer Jr.; Luke A. Graham
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel surface-normal optical wavelength-division-demultiplexer (WDDM), working at 750, 770, 790, 810, 830 and 850 nm wavelengths. The device is based on an integration of a planar waveguide, a substrate waveguide and waveguide holograms. The unique optical in-plane to surface-normal conversion converts the difficult three spatial and three angular edge coupling problem into a planar surface one, resulting in a practical compact face-to-face packaging between the photodetector array and the demultiplexer. A six-channel wavelength-division-demultiplexer with equally spaced collinear surface-normal outputs are designed and demonstrated in a polymer-based planar waveguide in conjunction with holograms on a glass substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2400, Optoelectronic Interconnects III, (5 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206299
Show Author Affiliations
Suning Tang, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Maggie M. Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Srikanth Natarajan, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Robert Mayer Jr., Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Luke A. Graham, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2400:
Optoelectronic Interconnects III
Ray T. Chen; Harvard Scott Hinton, Editor(s)

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