Abstract

In this paper, a theoretical model for an Interleave-Chirped Arrayed Waveguide Grating (IC-AWG) is presented. The model describes the operation of the device by means of a field (amplitude and phase) transfer response. The validation of the model is accomplished by means of simulations, using parameters from previously fabricated devices. A novel design procedure is derived from the model, and it is later on employed to demonstrate the design of colorless universal IC-AWGs. The model can be readily applied to the analysis and design of future multi-wavelength optical coherent communications receivers and optical waveform analyzers.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1981 (1)

Amersfoort, M. R.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Bachmann, M.

Bernasconi, P.

Besse, P.

Buhl, L.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Capmany, J.

Cappuzzo, M.

Cheung, S. T. S.

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

de Vreede, A. H.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Demeester, P.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Djordjevic, S. S.

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

Doerr, C.

Doerr, C. R.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, and P. J. Winzer, “Monolithic InP multiwavelength coherent receiver using a chirped arrayed waveguide grating,” J. Lightwave Technol.29, 536–541 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Dragone, C.

Fontaine, N. K.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, “Introduction to Fourier optics,” in Classic Textbook Reissue Series, W. Stephen, ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988), Chap. 5, pp. 83–90.

Guan, B.

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

Heaton, J. M.

J. M. Heaton and R. M. Jenkins, “General matrix theory of self-imaging in multimode interference (MMI) couplers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11, 212–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Heritage, J. P.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hui, R.

Inoue, Y.

H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba, and Y. Inoue, “Transmission characteristics of arrayed waveguide N × N wavelength multiplexer,” J. Lightwave Technol.13, 447–455 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jenkins, R. M.

J. M. Heaton and R. M. Jenkins, “General matrix theory of self-imaging in multimode interference (MMI) couplers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11, 212–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kikuchi, K.

K. Kikuchi, “Coherent optical communications: historical perspectives and future directions,” in High Spectral Density Optical Communication Technology, M. Nakazawa, K. Kikuchi, and T. Miyazaki, eds (Springer, 2010), Chap. 2.

Kopp, V. I.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Kuntze, A.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lagasse, P.

Laskowski, E.

Lohmeyer, M.

M. Lohmeyer, “Wave-matching-method for mode analysis of dielectric waveguides,” Opt. Quantum Electron.29, 907–922 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Muñoz, P.

Nagarajan, R.

R. Nagarajan, e.a., “Terabit/s class InP photonic integrated circuits,” Semicond. Sci. Tech.27, 094003 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Neugroschl, D.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Oda, K.

H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba, and Y. Inoue, “Transmission characteristics of arrayed waveguide N × N wavelength multiplexer,” J. Lightwave Technol.13, 447–455 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

Pastor, D.

Paunescu, A.

Pedersen, J. W.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[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,” J. Lightwave Technol.4, 615–627 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rahn, J. T.

J. T. Rahn, e.a., “250 Gb/s real-time PIC-based super-channel transmission over a gridless 6000 km terrestrial link,” in Proc. Opt. Fiber Comm. conference paper PDP5D.5 (2012).

Scott, R. P.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Smit, M. K.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. K. Smit and C. van Dam, “PHASAR-based WDM-devices: Principles, design and applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.2, 236–250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Soares, F. M.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Soldano, L. B.

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, “Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging: principles and applications,” J. Lightwave Technol.4, 615–627 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Spiekman, L. H.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Takahashi, H.

H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba, and Y. Inoue, “Transmission characteristics of arrayed waveguide N × N wavelength multiplexer,” J. Lightwave Technol.13, 447–455 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Toba, H.

H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba, and Y. Inoue, “Transmission characteristics of arrayed waveguide N × N wavelength multiplexer,” J. Lightwave Technol.13, 447–455 (1995).
[CrossRef]

van Dam, C.

M. K. Smit and C. van Dam, “PHASAR-based WDM-devices: Principles, design and applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.2, 236–250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

van der Donk, J.

van Ham, F. P. G. M.

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Van Roey, J.

Wan, Y.

Weiner, G.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Winzer, P. J.

Yoo, S. J. B.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

Zhang, L.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, and P. J. Winzer, “Monolithic InP multiwavelength coherent receiver using a chirped arrayed waveguide grating,” J. Lightwave Technol.29, 536–541 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

Zhou, L.

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. (1)

M. K. Smit and C. van Dam, “PHASAR-based WDM-devices: Principles, design and applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.2, 236–250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. M. Heaton and R. M. Jenkins, “General matrix theory of self-imaging in multimode interference (MMI) couplers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11, 212–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (7)

H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba, and Y. Inoue, “Transmission characteristics of arrayed waveguide N × N wavelength multiplexer,” J. Lightwave Technol.13, 447–455 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. H. Spiekman, M. R. Amersfoort, A. H. de Vreede, F. P. G. M. van Ham, A. Kuntze, J. W. Pedersen, P. Demeester, and M. K. Smit, “Design and realization of polarization independent phased array wavelength demultiplexers using different array orders for TE and TM,” J. Lightwave Technol.14, 991–995 (1996).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, “Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging: principles and applications,” J. Lightwave Technol.4, 615–627 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Bernasconi, C. Doerr, C. Dragone, M. Cappuzzo, E. Laskowski, and A. Paunescu, “Large N×N waveguide grating routers,” J. Lightwave Technol.18, 985–991 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Muñoz, D. Pastor, and J. Capmany, “Modeling and design of arrayed waveguide gratings,” J. Lightwave Technol.20, 661–674 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wan and R. Hui, “Design of WDM cross connect based on interleaved AWG (IAWG) and a phase shifter array,” J. Lightwave Technol.25, 1390–1400 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, and P. J. Winzer, “Monolithic InP multiwavelength coherent receiver using a chirped arrayed waveguide grating,” J. Lightwave Technol.29, 536–541 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

N. K. Fontaine, R. P. Scott, L. Zhou, F. M. Soares, J. P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Real-time full-field arbitrary optical waveform measurement,” Nat. Photonics4, 248–254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Lohmeyer, “Wave-matching-method for mode analysis of dielectric waveguides,” Opt. Quantum Electron.29, 907–922 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Semicond. Sci. Tech. (1)

R. Nagarajan, e.a., “Terabit/s class InP photonic integrated circuits,” Semicond. Sci. Tech.27, 094003 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

J. T. Rahn, e.a., “250 Gb/s real-time PIC-based super-channel transmission over a gridless 6000 km terrestrial link,” in Proc. Opt. Fiber Comm. conference paper PDP5D.5 (2012).

K. Kikuchi, “Coherent optical communications: historical perspectives and future directions,” in High Spectral Density Optical Communication Technology, M. Nakazawa, K. Kikuchi, and T. Miyazaki, eds (Springer, 2010), Chap. 2.

C. R. Doerr, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and G. Weiner, “Tapered dual-core fiber for efficient and robust coupling to InP photonic integrated circuits,” Proc. OFC paper OThN5 (2009).

J. W. Goodman, “Introduction to Fourier optics,” in Classic Textbook Reissue Series, W. Stephen, ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988), Chap. 5, pp. 83–90.

FieldDesigner™, PhoeniX Software, http://www.phoenixbv.com .

S. T. S. Cheung, B. Guan, S. S. Djordjevic, K. Okamoto, and S. J. B. Yoo, “Low-loss and high contrast Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) arrayed waveguide grating,” in CLEO: Science and Innovations, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM4A.5.

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