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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 6 — Mar. 13, 2000
  • pp: 124–135

Analysis of optical-signal processing using an arrayed-waveguide grating

Hirokazu Takenouchi, Hiroyuki Tsuda, and Takashi Kurokawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 124-135 (2000)

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We analyzed optical-signal processing based on time-space conversion in an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG). General expressions for the electric fields needed to design frequency filters were obtained. We took into account the effects of the waveguides and clearly distinguished the temporal frequency axis from the spatial axis at the focal plane, at which frequency filters were placed. Using the analytical results, we identified the factors limiting the input-pulse width and clarified the windowing effect and the effect ofphase fluctuation in the arrayed waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Original Manuscript: January 18, 2000
Published: March 13, 2000

Hirokazu Takenouchi, Hiroyuki Tsuda, and Takashi Kurokawa, "Analysis of optical-signal processing using an arrayed-waveguide grating," Opt. Express 6, 124-135 (2000)

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