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A new software tool is developed to evaluate the measured/simulated transmission characteristics of optical multiplexers/demultiplexers
Author(s): D. Seyringer; P. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

A new software tool, called AWG-Analyzer, is developed to evaluate the simulated/measured transmission characteristics of optical multiplexers/demultiplexers based on arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG). The output of the calculation is a set of the transmission parameters like: non-uniformity, adjacent channel crosstalk, non-adjacent channel crosstalk, background crosstalk, insertion loss, polarisation dependent loss (PDL), etc. calculated for each output channel first and then for the whole AWG - the worst case value of each parameter over all the output channels. This set of the parameters is then taken as the AWG specification. The parameters are calculated for a particular channel bandwidth (also known as the channel passband or ITU passband), that is also an input parameter for the calculations. Additionally, the developed software tool, having a user friendly interface, offers the help where all calculated transmission parameters are explained and exactly defined. The tool also includes a brief overview about AWG functionality with a small animation and the information about various AWG types (CWDM and DWDM AWGs, Colourless AWGs).

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81671D (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892462
Show Author Affiliations
D. Seyringer, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Austria)
P. Schmid, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8167:
Optical Design and Engineering IV
Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew Wood, Editor(s)

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