Experimental data show AWGs in which the insertion loss versus wavelength within one free spectral range follow a fourth order polynomial. Relationships among the coefficients of the polynomial are used to simplify the optimization process.
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(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
K. A. McGreer, C. K. Ho, J. C. Lam, L. Zhao, H. Xu, and N. S. Kheraj, " Optimization for low-loss arrayed-waveguide gratings," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Integrated Photonics Research, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper JWB22.
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