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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 459–461

Arrayed-waveguide grating with uniform loss properties over the entire range of wavelength channels

K. Takiguchi, K. Okamoto, and A. Sugita  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 459-461 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000459


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Abstract

We propose an arrayed-waveguide grating that shows uniform loss properties over the entire range of wavelength channels by combining two light waves with adjacent diffraction orders at its output. We applied this configuration to an arrayed-waveguide grating with 32 channels and a 50 GHz spacing and were able to reduce the deviations in loss to less than 1.0 and 1.8 dB over one and three free spectral ranges, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2005

Citation
K. Takiguchi, K. Okamoto, and A. Sugita, "Arrayed-waveguide grating with uniform loss properties over the entire range of wavelength channels," Opt. Lett. 31, 459-461 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-459


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