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Athermal polarisation-independent arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) multiplexer using an all-polymer approach

: Keil, N.; Yao, H.H.; Zawadzki, C.

Applied Physics. B 73 (2001), No.5-6, pp.619-622
ISSN: 0340-3793
ISSN: 0721-7269
ISSN: 0946-2171
ISSN: 1432-0649
European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO) <10, 2001, Paderborn>
Conference Paper, Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()
integrated optics; multiplexing equipment; optical arrays; optical communication equipment; optical polymers; optical waveguides; thermal expansion; thermo-optical effects; athermal polarisation-independent arrayed waveguide grating multiplexer; all-polymer approach; positive coefficient; polymer substrate; negative thermo-optic coefficient; polymer waveguide; polarisation independent awg devices

An athermal arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) multiplexer relying on an all-polymer approach is reported. By properly adjusting the positive coefficient of thermal expansion of the polymer substrate and the negative thermo-optic coefficient of the polymer waveguide, athermal and polarisation-in-dependent AWG devices are demonstrated.