Silicon-Based Integrated Multiplexers for WDM Systems
2009 (English)In: ICTON: 2009 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPARENT OPTICAL NETWORKS, NEW YORK: IEEE , 2009, 1267-1270 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Wavelength Division Multiplexing systems use multiplexers and demultiplexers to increase network capacity by allowing several information channels to be placed into one fiber. Depending on the application multiplexers and demultiplexers can have wide, coarse or dense channel spacing as well as different number of channels that they process. There are many techniques available today for realization of these passive, wavelength selective components including: thin film filters, Bragg gratings, arrayed waveguide gratings and echelle gratings. The last two solutions appear to be most suitable for wafer scale mass production. Silicon-based technology additionally allows for a high level of integration and compatibility with CMOS processing. Here we discuss issues related to different solutions and fabrication technologies and compare two of them based on planar lightwave circuits. We will illustrate with designed and fabricated components for different applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NEW YORK: IEEE , 2009. 1267-1270 p.
nanophotonics, silicon integration, photonic integrated circuits, silicon on insulator, silicon wire waveguides, multi/demultiplexers, WDM systems
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30208DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2009.5185264ISI: 000274048000339ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449375144ISBN: 978-1-4244-4825-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30208DiVA: diva2:399451
11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks S Miguel, PORTUGAL, JUN 28-JUL 02, 2009
QC 201102222011-02-222011-02-212011-02-22Bibliographically approved