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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 2961–2968

The cross waveguide grating: proposal, theory and applications

Pascual Muñoz, Daniel Pastor, and José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 2961-2968 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002961


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Abstract

In this paper a novel grating-like integrated optics device is proposed, the CrossWaveguide Grating (XWG). The device is based upon a modified configuration of a traditional ArrayedWaveguide Grating (AWG). The Arrayed Waveguides part is changed, as detailed along this document, giving the device both the ability of multi/demultiplexing and power splitting/coupling. Design examples and transfer function simulations show good agreement with the presented theory. Finally, some of the envisaged applications are outlined.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.5100) Imaging systems : Phased-array imaging systems
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Citation
Pascual Muñoz, Daniel Pastor, and José Capmany, "The cross waveguide grating: proposal, theory and applications," Opt. Express 13, 2961-2968 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-8-2961


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