OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1236–1243

Optical add–drop multiplexers based on the antisymmetric waveguide Bragg grating

Jose M. Castro, David F. Geraghty, Seppo Honkanen, Christoph M. Greiner, Dmitri Iazikov, and Thomas W. Mossberg  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1236-1243 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001236


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1015 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A novel optical add–drop multiplexer (OADM) based on a null coupler with an antisymmetric grating was designed and experimentally demonstrated. The antisymmetric grating exclusively produces a reflection with mode conversion in a two-mode waveguide. This improves the performance compared with previous demonstrations that used tilted Bragg gratings. Our design minimizes noise and cross talk produced by reflection without mode conversion. In addition, operational bandwidth and, versatility are improved while the compactness and simplicity of the null coupler OADM are maintained.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2005

Citation
Jose M. Castro, David F. Geraghty, Seppo Honkanen, Christoph M. Greiner, Dmitri Iazikov, and Thomas W. Mossberg, "Optical add-drop multiplexers based on the antisymmetric waveguide Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 45, 1236-1243 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-6-1236


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A. V. Tran, W. D. Zhong, R. C. Tucker, and R. Lauder, "Optical add-drop multiplexers with low crosstalk," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 582-584 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. A. S. Kewitsch, G. A. Rakuljic, P. A. Willems, and A. Yariv, "All-fiber zero-insertion-loss add-drop filter for wavelength-division multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 23, 106-108 (1998). [CrossRef]
  3. C. K. Madsen, T. A. Strasser, M. A. Milbrodt, C. H. Henry, A. J. Bruce, and J. Demarco, "Planar waveguide add/drop filter employing a mode converting grating in an adiabatic coupler," in Integrated Photonics Research, Vol. 4 of OSA 1998. Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1998), pp. 102-104.
  4. D. F. Geraghty, D. Provenzano, M. M. Morrell, S. Honkanen, A. Yariv, and N. Peyghambariam, "Ion-exchanged waveguide add/drop filter," Electron Lett. 37, 829-831 (2001). [CrossRef]
  5. C. Riziotis and M. N. Zervas, "Design considerations in optical add/drop multiplexers based on grating-assisted null couplers," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 92-104 (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. J. M. Castro, D. F. Geraghty, B. West, and S. Honkanen, "Fabrication and comprehensive modeling of ion-exchanged Bragg optical add/drop multiplexers," Appl. Opt. 43, 6166-6173 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. E. Marin, R. Ghosh, J.-P. Meunier, X. Dexhelet, and S. Lacroix, "Bragg gratings in 2 × 2 symmetric fused fiber couplers: influence of the tilt on the wavelength response," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1434-1436 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Erdogan, "Optical add-drop multiplexer based on an asymmetric Bragg coupler," Opt. Commun. 157, 249-267 (1998). [CrossRef]
  9. G. Perrone, M. Laurenzano, and I. Montrosset, "Design and feasibility analysis of an innovative integrated grating-assisted add-drop multiplexer," J. Lighwave Technol. 19, 1943-1948 (2001). [CrossRef]
  10. M. Åslund, J. Canning, L. Poladian, C. M. de Sterke, and A. Judge, "Antisymmetric grating coupler:experimental results," Appl. Opt. 42, 6578-6583 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. S. Tomljenovic-Hanic and J. D. Love, "Planar waveguide add/drop wavelength filters based on segmented gratings," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 37, 163-165 (2003). [CrossRef]
  12. J. M. Castro, A. Sato, and D. F. Geraghty, "Waveguide mode conversion using anti-symmetric gratings," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 0ME31.
  13. J. M. Castro, D. F. Geragthy, C. M. Greiner, D. Iazikov, and T. W. Mossberg, "Novel antisymmetric Bragg gratings for mode conversion," in Integrated Photonics Research, 2005 OSA Topical Meeting Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ITuF7.
  14. J. M. Castro, D. F. Geragthy, S. Honkanen, C. M. Greiner, D. Iazikov, and T. W. Mossberg, "Demonstration of mode conversion using anti-symmetric waveguide Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 13, 4180-4184 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. R. Kashyap, Fiber Bragg Gratings (Academic, 1999).
  16. P. L. Ho and Y. Y. Lu, "A bidirectional beam propagation method for periodic waveguides," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 325-327 (2002). [CrossRef]
  17. C. Greiner, T. W. Mossberg, and D. Iazikov, "Bandpass engineering of lithographically scribed channel-waveguide Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 29, 806-808 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. T. Erdogan and J. E. Sipe, "Tilted fiber phase gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 296-313 (1996). [CrossRef]
  19. W. K. Burns and F. Milton, "Mode conversion in planar-dielectric separating waveguides," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 32-39 (1975). [CrossRef]
  20. C. P. Hussell, R. V. Ramaswamy, and R. Srivastava, "Wavelength and polarization insensitive 3 dB cross-coupler power dividers by ion exchange in glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2381-2382 (1990). [CrossRef]
  21. R. Adar, C. H. Henry, R. H. Kistler, and R. F. Kazarinov, "Polarization independent narrow band Bragg reflection gratings made with silica-on-silicon waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1779-1781 (1992). [CrossRef]
  22. J. M. Castro and D. F. Geraghty, "Optimization of optical add drop multiplexers based on grating-assisted null couplers," Opt. Eng. 44, 095002 (2005). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited