Compact MMI-Based AWGs in a Scalable Monolithic Silicon Photonics Platform

Ayat Taha, Sujith Chandran, Jaime Viegas, Yusheng Bian, Michal Rakowski, Rod Augur, Ajey Jacob, Marcus Dahlem

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We demonstrate a compact (367 times 67 , mu {text{m}}^2) four-channel wavelength division multiplexer using an arrayed waveguide grating based on multimode interference couplers, and built on a monolithic silicon photonics platform. The design is particularly attractive due to the thin device layer. A semi-numerical approach was used for device design and simulation. Optical measurements were found to be consistent with simulation results. The device channel spacing, 3-dB bandwidth and crosstalk were measured to be 97 GHz, 87 GHz and 9.6 dB, respectively, for the designed wavelength of operation near 1310 nm.

Original languageBritish English
Article number9495107
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • Arrayed waveguide grating
  • monolithic platform
  • multimode interference coupler
  • silicon photonics
  • silicon-on-insulator


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