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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1988–1990

Design of a polarization-insensitive arrayed waveguide grating demultiplexer based on silicon photonic wires

Daoxin Dai and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 1988-1990 (2006)

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The polarization dependence of an arrayed waveguide grating demultiplexer based on Si photonic wires is analyzed. The height and width of the arrayed waveguides are optimized to make the channel spacing polarization insensitive. To make the central wavelength polarization insensitive, different diffraction orders are chosen for TE and TM polarizations, and the remaining polarization-dependent wavelength is compensated with a noncentral input. A detailed design procedure is presented and numerical simulation results are given.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2006

Daoxin Dai and Sailing He, "Design of a polarization-insensitive arrayed waveguide grating demultiplexer based on silicon photonic wires," Opt. Lett. 31, 1988-1990 (2006)

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