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Design and loss characteristics of an 8x8 polymer arrayed-waveguide grating multi/demultiplexer
Author(s): Wenbin Guo; Wei-You Chen; Chunsheng Ma; Wei Dong; Cai-Xia Liu; Shiyong Liu
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Paper Abstract

We designed some important parameters and analyzed loss characteristics of a 8X8 polymer arrayed waveguide granting multuplexer that operates around the wavelength of 1.55 micrometers and the wavelength spacing was 16nm. The total loss of the device includes the diffraction loss in the input and output (I/O) slab waveguides, bent loss caused by the AWG and 1/O channels, and leakage loss resulted from the high refractive index substrate. The effects of some structural parameters on the loss characteristics are investigated and discussed. The computed results show that when we select the core thickness as 4 micrometers , core width as 6 micrometers , pitch of adjacent waveguides as 15.5 micrometers , diffraction order number as 50, the number of the arrayed waveguides as 91, that the I/O channels as 8,confined layer thickness between the core and the substrate as 6 micrometers , distance between the focal point and the origin as 5500 micrometers , and central angle between the central waveguide and the vertical of the symmetrical line of the device as 60 deg, then the total loss of the device can be dropped to about 3.73 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4604, Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications, (11 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444589
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Wenbin Guo, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wei-You Chen, Jilin Univ. (China)
Chunsheng Ma, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wei Dong, Jilin Univ. (China)
Cai-Xia Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shiyong Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4604:
Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications
Suning Tang; Xiaomin Ren, Editor(s)

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