Abstract

A novel design of monolithically integrated diplexers and triplexers for fiber-to-the-home applications is presented. A bilevel etched asymmetrical 2×2 optical coupler is analyzed for efficient couplings of both upstream and downstream signals. The design of the diplexer is extended to a triplexer by adding an etched diffraction grating as an additional downstream demultiplexing element. The total size of the integrated diplexer and triplexer is smaller than 500μm×500μm.

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B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Erickson, L.

Giuliani, G.

M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
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Guignard, C.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
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B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Kaszubowska, A.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, B.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Patchell, D. Jones, B. Kelly, and J. O'Gorman, “Specifying the wavelength and temperature tuning range of a Fabry-Perot laser containing refractive index perturbations,” Proc. SPIE. 5825, 1-13 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Miglierina, R.

M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O'Carroll, J.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O'Gorman, J.

J. Patchell, D. Jones, B. Kelly, and J. O'Gorman, “Specifying the wavelength and temperature tuning range of a Fabry-Perot laser containing refractive index perturbations,” Proc. SPIE. 5825, 1-13 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Park, S.

S. Park, S. Kim, L. Wang, and S.-T. Ho, “Single-mode lasing operation using a microring resonator as a wavelength selector,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 270-273 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Patchell, J.

J. Patchell, D. Jones, B. Kelly, and J. O'Gorman, “Specifying the wavelength and temperature tuning range of a Fabry-Perot laser containing refractive index perturbations,” Proc. SPIE. 5825, 1-13 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pennings, E. C. M.

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings. “Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging principles and applications,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615-627(1995).

Phelan, R.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Pimenov, K.

Rensing, M.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Scire, A.

M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings. “Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging principles and applications,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615-627(1995).

Sorel, M.

M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tolstikhin, V. I.

Wang, L.

S. Park, S. Kim, L. Wang, and S.-T. Ho, “Single-mode lasing operation using a microring resonator as a wavelength selector,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 270-273 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Watts, C. B.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wendelboe, J.

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wu, F.

Electron. Lett. (1)

B. Kelly, R. Phelan, D. Jones, C. Herbert, J. O'Carroll, M. Rensing, J. Wendelboe, C. B. Watts, A. Kaszubowska, P. P. Anandarajah, C. Guignard, and L. R. Barry, “Discrete mode laser diodes with very narrow linewidth emission,” Electron. Lett. 43, 1282-1284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings. “Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging principles and applications,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615-627(1995).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

M. Sorel, G. Giuliani, A. Scire, R. Miglierina, S. Donati, and P. J. R. Laybourn, “Operating regimes of GaAs-AlGaAs semiconductor ring lasers: experiment and model,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1187-1195 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Park, S. Kim, L. Wang, and S.-T. Ho, “Single-mode lasing operation using a microring resonator as a wavelength selector,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 270-273 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J.-J. He, “Phase-dithered waveguide grating with flat passband and sharp transitions,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8, 1186-1193 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Proc. SPIE. (1)

J. Patchell, D. Jones, B. Kelly, and J. O'Gorman, “Specifying the wavelength and temperature tuning range of a Fabry-Perot laser containing refractive index perturbations,” Proc. SPIE. 5825, 1-13 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. Marz, Integrated Optics: Design and Modeling (Artech House, 1994).

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Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the monolithic integrated diplexer.

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Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the monolithic integrated triplexer.

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Fig. 3

Cross section of the coupling region of the bilevel etched 2 × 2 coupler.

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Fig. 4

Simulations of the bilevel etched 2 × 2 optical coupler based on the three-dimensional BPM. Solid curve, power in the upstream waveguide; dashed curve, power in the downstream waveguide.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Coupling coefficients as a function of wavelength for the bilevel etched coupler.

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Fig. 6

Simulated spectral response of the EDG with channel 1 at 1490 nm and channel 2 at 1550 nm .

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Table 1 Parameters of the EDG

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