A compact configuration for a coarse wavelength-division multiplexer (CWDM) and a coarse wavelength-division demultiplexer (CWDDM) that are based on reflection volume phase gratings is formed. The design and calculated results for four-channel CWDM and CWDDM configurations in the region near 800 nm are presented. Theoretical predictions are experimentally verified with a four-channel CWDDM whose channels are centered at 775, 800, 825, and 850 nm.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2002
Published: October 1, 2002
Weihong H. Huang, Yaakov Amitai, and Asher A. Friesem, "Formation of a planar coarse wavelength-division multiplexer and demultiplexer with reflection volume phase gratings," Appl. Opt. 41, 5851-5856 (2002)