Abstract

We present an extension of the AWG model and design procedure described in [1] to incorporate multimode interference, MMI, couplers. For the first time to our knowledge, a closed formula for the passing bands bandwidth and crosstalk estimation plots are derived.

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P. Munoz, D. Pastor and J. Capmany, "Modeling and designing arrayed waveguide gratings," J. Light. Tech. (Submitted).

H. Takenouchi, H. Tsuda and T. Kurokawa, "Analysis of optical-signal processing using an arrayed-waveguide grating," Opt. Express 6, 124-135 (2000), http://www.opticsexpress.org/oearchive/source/19103.htm

K. Okamoto and A. Sugita, "Flat spectral response arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexer with parabolic waveguide horns," Electron. Lett. 32, 1661-1662 (1996).

C. Dragone, "Efficient techniques for widening the passband of a wavelength router," J. Light. Tech. 16, 1895-1906 (1998).

M. K. Smit and C. van Dam, "PHASAR-based WDM-devices: Principles, design and applications," J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron. 2, 236-250 (1996).

J. Soole e.a., "Use of multimode interference couplers to broaden the passband of wavelength-dispersive integrated WDM filters," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1340-1342 (1996).

H. Takahashi e.a., "Transmission characterisitics of arrayed waveguide N x N wavelength multiplexer," J. Light. Tech. 13, 447-455 (1995).

F. Pizzato, G. Perrone and I. Montroset, "Arrayed waveguide grating demultiplexers: a new efficient numerical analysis approach," in Silicon-based Optoelectronics, Houghton, D.C., Fitzgerald, E. A., eds., Proc. SPIE 3630, 198-206, 1999.

C. Dragone e.a., "Efficient N x N star couplers using Fourier optics," J. Light. Technol. 7, 479-489 (1989).

C. Dragone e.a., "Efficient multichannel integrated optics star coupler on silicon," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 241-243 (1989).

C. Dragone, C. Edwards and R. Kistler, "Integrated optics N x N multiplexer on silicon," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 896-898 (1991).

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communications Systems, (John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997).

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory, (Chapman & Hall, New York, 1983).

L. B. Soldano and E. C. Pennings, "Optical multi-mode interference devices based on self-imaging: Principles and applications," J. Light. Technol. 13, 615-627 (1995).

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