Design and fabrication of arrayed waveguide grating multiplexers on silicon-on-insulator platforms

Georges Przyrembel, Berndt Kuhlow, Kimmo Solehmainen, Timo Aalto, Päivi Heimala

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Abstract

We report on the design, fabrication, and optical characteristics of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) devices on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platforms to act as multiplexers in a hybridly integrated wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter for telecommunications and datacom applications. In order to achieve efficient coupling to laser diodes, SOI layers with 4-µm-thick Si were used to form rib waveguides. The AWG devices comprised eight channels with a channel spacing of 200 GHz around a center wavelength at 1550 nm. AWG integration with variable optical attenuators is demonstrated to add channel equalization ability.
Original languageEnglish
Article number094602
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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