An accurate two-dimensional (2D) model is introduced for the simulation of an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) demultiplexer by integrating the field distribution along the vertical direction. The equivalent 2D model has almost the same accuracy as the original three-dimensional model and is more accurate for the AWG considered here than the conventional 2D model based on the effective-index method. To further improve the computational efficiency, the reciprocity theory is applied to the optimal design of a flat-top AWG demultiplexer with a special input structure.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004
Daoxin Dai and Sailing He, "Accurate two-dimensional model of an arrayed-waveguide grating demultiplexer and optimal design based on the reciprocity theory," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 2392-2398 (2004)