Temperature-Insensitive Reflective Arrayed-Waveguide Grating Multiplexers

L. Grave de Peralta, A. A. Bernussi, V. Gorbounov, H. Temkin

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We present a new approach to temperature compensation of silica-based arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexers. An external mirror rotating with temperature at a constant rate, in combination with a reflective multiplexer, is used to compensate for the temperature-induced change of the refractive index, and the resulting wavelength shift of individual channels, making the device athermal. A wavelength-temperature slope of less than 3.2 times; 10 -4 nm/°C was obtained in the temperature range 5°C-70°C, without noticeable degradation in the device performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-833
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • Dielectric materials
  • Mirrors
  • Temperature
  • Waveguide arrays
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing


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