Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications

J. F. Viens, C. L. Callender, J. P. Noad, L. Eldada, Robert A Norwood

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the work currently in progress at CRC Canada on wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) components based on polymer waveguide devices for operation at 1550 nm. Planar arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) of various bandwidths were designed, fabricated and tested using acrylate polymer materials developed by AlliedSignal Inc.. Eight-channel polymer demultiplexers fabricated by standard lithography show on-chip losses of 8 dB and a crosstalk of -25 dB between channels spaced 1.6 nm apart. Owing to the thermo-optic properties of these polymers, the spectral response of the devices can be tuned by more than 7 nm without changes in optical crosstalk or on-chip loss. Very compact AWGs made with AlliedSignal polymers are being designed and tested to address the need for cost effective, high bandwidth optical components in the telecom and datacom industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages202-213
Number of pages12
Volume3799
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 23 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period7/21/997/23/99

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wavelength division multiplexing
Wavelength division multiplexing
Waveguides
waveguides
polymers
Arrayed waveguide gratings
Polymers
Crosstalk
crosstalk
chips
gratings
bandwidth
Bandwidth
acrylates
spectral sensitivity
Canada
Lithography
Optics
lithography
industries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Viens, J. F., Callender, C. L., Noad, J. P., Eldada, L., & Norwood, R. A. (1999). Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3799, pp. 202-213). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications. / Viens, J. F.; Callender, C. L.; Noad, J. P.; Eldada, L.; Norwood, Robert A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3799 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. p. 202-213.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Viens, JF, Callender, CL, Noad, JP, Eldada, L & Norwood, RA 1999, Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3799, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 202-213, Proceedings of the 1999 Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers, Denver, CO, USA, 7/21/99.
Viens JF, Callender CL, Noad JP, Eldada L, Norwood RA. Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3799. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1999. p. 202-213
Viens, J. F. ; Callender, C. L. ; Noad, J. P. ; Eldada, L. ; Norwood, Robert A. / Polymer-based waveguide devices for WDM applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3799 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. pp. 202-213
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