In Integrated Photonics a waveguide is the equivalent of an optical fiber: light beams can be routed, combined, split or make interfering anywhere on a planar substrate using simple optical functions fabricated on the waveguides.
Based on this technology we have developed a beam combiner (Arrayed Waveguide Grating – AWG – configuration) operating between 3 μm and 8 µm. These devices were specifically designed to work together with an array of DFB-QCL emitting at different wavelengths.
- Two AWGs are available in the range 2185-2285 cm-1 and 1265-1365 cm-1. (datasheets MIR_CD003 and MIR_CD004);
- Butt – coupling;
- Up to 35 inputs
- Custom design and fabrication are also offered in this call for a specific application.
- New AWGs under development: 1440-1480 cm-1, 1700–1802 cm-1, 2877-3037 cm-1.
Design, fabrication and characterization of an AWG at 4.5 µm – P. Barritault et Al., Optics express 23 (20), 26168-26181
Impact of Non-Central Input in N x M Mid-IR Arrayed Waveguide Gratings Integrated on Si – A. Koshkinbayeva et Al. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 28(20):1-1 · October 2016 DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2016.2587386