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Ultra-small footprint silica-on-silicon WDM based on holographic Bragg reflectors
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Paper Abstract

We report on wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) based on lithographically-fabricated slab-waveguide-contained planar holographic Bragg reflectors (HBRs). Partial HBR diffractive contour writing and contour displacement are successfully demonstrated to enable precise bandpass engineering of multiplexer transfer functions and make possible compact-footprint devices based on hologram overlay. Four and eight channel multiplexers with channel spacings of ~50 and ~100 GHz, improved sidelobe suppression and flat-top passbands are demonstrated. When a second-order apodization effect, comprising effective waveguide refractive index variation with written contour fraction, and the impact of hologram overlap on the hologram reflective amplitude are included in the simulation, excellent agreement between predicted and observed spectral passband profiles is obtained. With demonstrated simulation capability, the ability to fabricate general desired passband profiles becomes tractable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5349, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XII, (18 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529695
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. 5349:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XII
Marek Osinski; Hiroshi Amano; Fritz Henneberger, Editor(s)

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