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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2013
  • pp: 7295–7301

Iterative method for optimal design of flat-spectral-response arrayed waveguide gratings

Shin-Woong Park, Yohan Park, Yun Yi, and Hwi Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 30, pp. 7295-7301 (2013)

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A novel iterative projection-type optimal design algorithm of arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) with a flat spectral response is proposed based on the Fourier optics model of AWG. The enhancement of the spectral-response flatness of the AWG is demonstrated, with an analysis on the trade-off relationship between band flatness and crosstalk.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2013
Published: October 16, 2013

Shin-Woong Park, Yohan Park, Yun Yi, and Hwi Kim, "Iterative method for optimal design of flat-spectral-response arrayed waveguide gratings," Appl. Opt. 52, 7295-7301 (2013)

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