Reflective AWG with flattened response

E. Kleijn, A. Smit, X.J.M. Leijtens

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A new principle for flattening AWG responses is demonstrated. The approach works in reflection, where the spectrum of the reflected light shows a box like shape, with only a small passband ripple. The method is in principle lossless. The main part of the device is formed by a general multimode intetference reflectoc This MIR works as a retro reflector that not only preserves the field shape, but also the position of the field. A pure propagation direction reversal is obtained in this wa~y The theory behind the principle is explained, and we present simulation results and initial measurement results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 25-26 November 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-3512-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Nov 201326 Nov 2013


Conference18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
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