Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 163–188 | Cite as

Optical signal processing based on silicon photonics waveguide Bragg gratings: review

  • Saket Kaushal
  • Rui Cheng
  • Minglei Ma
  • Ajay Mistry
  • Maurizio Burla
  • Lukas ChrostowskiEmail author
  • José AzañaEmail author
Review Article Invited Paper, Special Issue—Photonics Research in Canada


This paper reviews the work done by researchers at INRS and UBC in the field of integrated microwave photonics (IMWPs) using silicon based waveguide Bragg gratings (WBGs). The grating design methodology is discussed in detail, including practical device fabrication considerations. On-chip implementations of various fundamental photonic signal processing units, including Fourier transformers, Hilbert transformers, ultrafast pulse shapers etc., are reviewed. Recent progress on WBGs-based IMWP subsystems, such as true time delay elements, phase shifters, real time frequency identification systems, is also discussed.


silicon photonics ultrafast optical signal processing integrated microwave photonics (IMWPs) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saket Kaushal
    • 1
  • Rui Cheng
    • 2
  • Minglei Ma
    • 2
  • Ajay Mistry
    • 2
  • Maurizio Burla
    • 1
    • 3
  • Lukas Chrostowski
    • 2
    Email author
  • José Azaña
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT)VarennesCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of British Columbia (UBC)VancouverCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Electromagnetic FieldsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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