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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 6733–6738

Ultra-compact, flat-top demultiplexer using anti-reflection contra-directional couplers for CWDM networks on silicon

Wei Shi, Han Yun, Charlie Lin, Mark Greenberg, Xu Wang, Yun Wang, Sahba Talebi Fard, Jonas Flueckiger, Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, and Lukas Chrostowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6733-6738 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006733


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Abstract

Wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) networks with wide channel grids and bandwidths are promising for low-cost, low-power optical interconnects. Wide-bandwidth, single-band (i.e., no free-spectral range) add-drop filters have been developed on silicon using anti-reflection contra-directional couplers with out-of-phase Bragg gratings. Using such filter components, we demonstrate a 4-channel, coarse-WDM demultiplexer with flat passbands of up to 13 nm and an ultra-compact size of 1.2 × 10−3 mm2.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: March 11, 2013

Citation
Wei Shi, Han Yun, Charlie Lin, Mark Greenberg, Xu Wang, Yun Wang, Sahba Talebi Fard, Jonas Flueckiger, Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, and Lukas Chrostowski, "Ultra-compact, flat-top demultiplexer using anti-reflection contra-directional couplers for CWDM networks on silicon," Opt. Express 21, 6733-6738 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-6733


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