Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 237–248

An Analytical Model for the Coupling Between the Array Waveguides in AWGs and Star Couplers


DOI: 10.1007/s11082-006-0014-9

Cite this article as:
Payne, F.P. Opt Quant Electron (2006) 38: 237. doi:10.1007/s11082-006-0014-9


The purpose of this paper is to present an accurate analytical solution for the coupling between the array waveguides in arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) devices and star couplers. The results of this analysis will be useful for developing numerical models of AWGs and star couplers, as well as other optical waveguide components containing arrays of coupled waveguides.


arrayed waveguide grating (AWG)coupled waveguidesintegrated opticsoptical waveguide theory

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK