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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 6928–6942

Full field model for interleave-chirped arrayed waveguide gratings

Bernardo Gargallo and Pascual Muñoz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6928-6942 (2013)

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In this paper, a theoretical model for an Interleave-Chirped Arrayed Waveguide Grating (IC-AWG) is presented. The model describes the operation of the device by means of a field (amplitude and phase) transfer response. The validation of the model is accomplished by means of simulations, using parameters from previously fabricated devices. A novel design procedure is derived from the model, and it is later on employed to demonstrate the design of colorless universal IC-AWGs. The model can be readily applied to the analysis and design of future multi-wavelength optical coherent communications receivers and optical waveform analyzers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Bernardo Gargallo and Pascual Muñoz, "Full field model for interleave-chirped arrayed waveguide gratings," Opt. Express 21, 6928-6942 (2013)

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