Recent Progress on Arrayed Waveguide Gratings for DWDM Applications

Akimasa KANEKO  Akio SUGITA  Katsunari OKAMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.6   pp.860-868
Publication Date: 2000/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Advanced Optical Devices for Next Generation High-Speed Communication Systems and Photonic Networks)
Category: WDM Network Devices
Keyword: 
silica-based planar lightwave circuits (PLC),  arrayed waveguide grating (AWG),  polarization independent AWG,  flat passband AWG,  athermal AWG,  

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Summary: 
We have reviewed recent progress on arrayed waveguide gratings for DWDM applications. AWGs can be used to realize not only mux/demux filters with various channel spacings, but also highly integrated optical components.