Optical filters, optical planar waveguide components, waveguide arrays, waveguide bends
Using air-trench bends, an ultracompact 8 8 arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) demultiplexer (200-GHz channel spacing) for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) has been designed and fabricated with perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) core and clad co-polymers on a polyimide substrate. Compared to a conventional AWG in the same material system, the air-trench bend AWG shrinks the required chip area by a factor of 20. The decreased size is a factor in reducing the measured thermal shift to -0.012 nm/ C and decreasing the polarization-dependent wavelength shift to 1.3 nm.
Original Publication Citation
Y. Lin, S. Kim, N. Rahmanian, G. P. Nordin, C. Topping, D. W. Smith, Jr., and J. Ballato, "Ultracompact AWG using air-trench bends with perfluorocyclobutyl polymer waveguides," IEEE J. Lightwave Techn. 26(17), pp. 362-37 (28).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kim, Seunghyun; Nordin, Gregory P.; Ballato, John; Lin, Yongbin; Rahmanian, Nazli; Smith, Dennis W.; and Topping, Chris, "Ultracompact AWG Using Air-Trench Bends With Perfluorocyclobutyl Polymer Waveguides" (2008). All Faculty Publications. 892.
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