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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5535–5541

Design and fabrication of a broadband polarization and temperature insensitive arrayed waveguide grating on InP

Nasuhi Yurt, Kameron Rausch, Alan R. Kost, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5535-5541 (2005)

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An arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) with a novel S-shaped design for broadband operation is demonstrated for the first time with III–V semiconductors. This device design provided a polarization and temperature insensitive operation. It is also shown that, despite the wide operating range, chromatic dispersion does not degrade the performance of the AWG. The AWG is operational above the absorption edge of the semiconductor (1100nm) and can function for a wide range of wavelengths covering the coarse wavelength multiplexing range from 1270nm to 1610nm. A four channel AWG with this novel design was fabricated and characterized.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors

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Original Manuscript: May 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Nasuhi Yurt, Kameron Rausch, Alan Kost, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "Design and fabrication of a broadband polarization and temperature insensitive arrayed waveguide grating on InP," Opt. Express 13, 5535-5541 (2005)

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