Grazing angle planar diffraction grating for photonic wavelength demultiplexing

R. A. Livingston, R. R. Krchnavek

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Abstract

The demultiplexer design described here is a planar diffraction grating that requires no add-on components or surface treatments to enhance reflectivity. By designing the light to reflect at a grazing angle to the grating surface, the design takes advantage of total internal reflection to eliminate the need for an add-on grating component or reflection enhancing coatings. In addition, this approach allows the grating to be placed anywhere on a substrate. The flexibility of photo definable technology allows us to design the grating with no aberrations at two design wavelengths. Wavelengths between these two design points show very little aberration. When implemented as a multimode structure the resolution is degraded somewhat. Simulation results show the performance potential of this design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
Pages958-962
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 46th Electronic Components & Technology Conference, ECTC - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: May 28 1996May 31 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0569-5503

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 46th Electronic Components & Technology Conference, ECTC
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period5/28/965/31/96

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Livingston, R. A., & Krchnavek, R. R. (1996). Grazing angle planar diffraction grating for photonic wavelength demultiplexing. In Proceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference (pp. 958-962). (Proceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECTC.1996.550762