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A High-Crosstalk Silicon Photonic Arrayed Waveguide Grating

Authors: Qing Fang, Junfeng Song, Xianshu Luo, Lianxi Jia, Mingbin Yu, Chao Li, Guoqiang Lo

Abstract:

In this paper, we demonstrated a 1 × 4 silicon photonic cascaded arrayed waveguide grating, which is fabricated on a SOI wafer with a 220 nm top Si layer and a 2µm buried oxide layer. The measured on-chip transmission loss of this cascaded arrayed waveguide grating is ~ 5.6 dB, including the fiber-to-waveguide coupling loss. The adjacent crosstalk is 33.2 dB. Compared to the normal single silicon photonic arrayed waveguide grating with a crosstalk of ~ 12.5 dB, the crosstalk of this device has been dramatically increased.

Keywords: Silicon photonic, arrayed waveguide grating, high-crosstalk, cascaded structure

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1339151

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