Optical loss analysis in 13-channel SOI-based AWG for CWDM network Academic Article uri icon

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  • In this paper, we report the insertion loss and adjacent crosstalk for tapered and conventional configuration of double S-shaped design of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) using 1.2 μm and 1.0 μm core width. The 13-channel AWG on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) was simulated using beam propagation method (BPM) at central wavelength of 1.49 μm, producing a transmission spectrum ranging from 1310–1620 nm. Tapered AWG for both core widths gave the lowest insertion loss of < 7 dB while only the AWG with the 1.2 μm core width produced the lowest crosstalk at < -19 dB compared to the other configurations. A 13-channel transmission spectrum of the AWG device has been produced which fits closely the standard ITU-T CWDM wavelength grid.


  • Menon, Suresh
  • Juhari, Nurjuliana
  • Menon, P Susthitha
  • Ehsan, Abang Annuar
  • Shaari, Sahbudin

publication date

  • March 2014