A four-channel substrate wavelength-division (de)multiplexer based on superimposed holographic gratings, three-dimensional Bragg diffraction, and substrate wave propagation is demonstrated. The device operates at the He–Ne laser wavelengths of 543.0, 594.1, 611.9, and 632.8 nm and has a measured maximum diffraction efficiency of 72% with less than −30 dB of channel cross talk. It is shown that the polarizations of the demultiplexed beams can be controlled by the grating index modulation, as predicted by holographic diffraction theory. The substrate wavelength-division (de)multiplexer device, whose demultiplexed signal propagation directions can be defined during fabrication, should find widespread use in integrated fiber-optic communication networks and systems.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 8, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993
Michael R. Wang, G. J. Sonek, and Tomasz Jannson, "Substrate wavelength-demultiplexing optical interconnects based on superimposed holographic gratings and three-dimensional Bragg diffraction," Opt. Lett. 18, 2068-2070 (1993)