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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Sep. 25, 2004
  • pp: 99–103

Optimal Design of Arrayed Waveguide Grating

Jae-Hoon Jung  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 99-103 (2004)

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This paper describes the optimal design of an AWG spectrum to meet various specifications and improve some physical parameters. The objective function is the norm of the difference between design parameters and target values. To obtain the design parameters, the Fourier model is employed and the design variables arc spacing of array waveguide, width of array waveguide, optical path difference, and focal length. The (1+1) Evolution Strategy is employed as the optimization tool. The optimization procedure is applied to a 16-channel AWG and the optimized design variables will considerably improve the system performance.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2004
Published: September 1, 2004

Jae-Hoon Jung, "Optimal Design of Arrayed Waveguide Grating," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 99-103 (2004)

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