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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 6981–6986

Modeling and Design of Planar Slanted Volume Holographic Gratings for Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing Applications

Jian Liu, Ray T. Chen, Brian M. Davies, and Lifeng Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 34, pp. 6981-6986 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.006981


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Abstract

Holographic gratings are modeled and designed for path-reversed substrate-guided-wave wavelength-division demultiplexing (WDDM) as a continuation of earlier research [Appl. Opt. 38, 3046 (1999)]. An efficient and practical method is developed to simulate the slanted volume holographic gratings. The trade-off between dispersion and the bandwidth of the holograms is analyzed. A 60° (incident angle of the grating)/60° (diffraction angle of the grating in air) grating structure is selected to demultiplex optical signals in the 1555-nm spectral region, and a 45°/45° grating structure is chosen for the spectral region near 800 nm. Experimental results are consistent with the simulation results for these two WDDM devices. A four-channel WDDM is also demonstrated at a center wavelength of 1555 nm and with a channel spacing of 2 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

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Jian Liu, Ray T. Chen, Brian M. Davies, and Lifeng Li, "Modeling and Design of Planar Slanted Volume Holographic Gratings for Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing Applications," Appl. Opt. 38, 6981-6986 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-34-6981


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