Application of Nano-Technology in Planar Silica Waveguides to Enhance the Performance of AWG’s and Other Standard Devices

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Though generally perceived as unfertile grounds for nano-technology optics, silica-based Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs) are benefiting from the tools, metrology and methods being developed for nanometer-resolution technology. We shall review how some of these methods are being applied to make substantial improvements in the performance of commercial planar-waveguide optical components such as AWG MUX/DMUX filters.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 145 - 148
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topicss: Nanoelectronics, Photonic Materials & Devices
ISBN: 1-4200-6182-8