Compact Wavelength-Selective Functions in Silicon-on-Insulator Photonic Wires

Wim Bogaerts, Pieter Dumon, Dries Van Thourhout, Dirk Taillaert, Patrick Jaenen, Johan Wouters, Stephan Beckx, Vincent Wiaux, Roel G. Baets
2006 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics  
We present a number of compact wavelength-selective elements implemented in silicon-on-insulator (SOI) photonic wires. These include arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs), Mach-Zehnder lattice filters (MZLFs), and ring resonators. The circuits were fabricated with deep UV lithography. We also address the sensitivity of photonic wires to phase noise by selectively broadening the waveguides, and demonstrate this in a compact AWG with −20 dB crosstalk and an insertion loss of 2.2 dB for the center
more » ... for the center channels. Index Terms-Arrayed waveguide grating (AWG), nanophotonics, photonic wire, ring resonator, silicon-on-insulator (SOI).
doi:10.1109/jstqe.2006.884088 fatcat:pxkipftfdze2bjuedegflxdz4y