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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B493–B500

Compact SOI-based polarization diversity wavelength de-multiplexer circuit using two symmetric AWGs

S. Pathak, M. Vanslembrouck, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and W. Bogaerts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B493-B500 (2012)

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We demonstrate a compact 16-channel 200GHz polarization diversity wavelength de-multiplexer circuit using two silicon AWGs and 2D grating couplers. Estimated fiber to fiber loss is better than −15.0dB. Insertion loss and crosstalk induced by the AWGs are −2.6dB and 21.5dB, respectively. The maximum polarization dependent wavelength shift is 0.12nm. The polarization dependent loss varies between 0.06dB and 2.32dB over the 16 channels. The total circuit footprint is 1400 × 850μm2.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

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S. Pathak, M. Vanslembrouck, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and W. Bogaerts, "Compact SOI-based polarization diversity wavelength de-multiplexer circuit using two symmetric AWGs," Opt. Express 20, B493-B500 (2012)

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