SPECIAL SECTION ON MICRO-OPTICS FOR PHOTONIC NETWORKS

Tandem chirped grating couplers for data/telecom monitoring applications

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Hans Thiele, Christiane Gimkiewicz, Michael T. Gale, Juergen Soechtig, Susanne Westenhoefer, Sanida Mahmud, Christian Zschokke

Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Photonics Division, Badenerstrasse 569, 8048 Zuerich, Switzerland E-mail: hans.thiele@csem.ch

J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS. 2(4), 283-291 (Oct 01, 2003). doi:10.1117/1.1610479
History: Received Dec. 20, 2002; Revised May 8, 2003; Accepted May 16, 2003; Online October 03, 2003
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Tandem chirped grating couplers for spectral measurement applications in optical communications are developed. The current devices are designed to monitor data/telecom dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) channels in the spectral range from 1528 to 1561 nm (C-Band). A replication process provides the diffractive structures, on the gratings a high-index waveguide material is deposited. Design parameters and fabrication tolerances are discussed in detail, and measurement results of the fabricated devices are presented. © 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Hans Thiele ; Christiane Gimkiewicz ; Michael T. Gale ; Juergen Soechtig ; Susanne Westenhoefer, et al.
"Tandem chirped grating couplers for data/telecom monitoring applications", J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS. 2(4), 283-291 (Oct 01, 2003). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1610479


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