International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2540


Estimated optimization parameters of arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) for C-band applications

Abd El–Naser A. Mohammed, Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed* and Abd El–Fattah A. Saad
Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menouf 32951, Menoufia University, Egypt.
Email: ahmed­[email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 April 2009
  •  Published: 30 April 2009


In the present paper, we will investigate theoretically the basic design parameters of silica-based arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) in the C-band’s spectral range (from 1.528 to 1.56 μm). We have demonstrated theoretically that the minimum the diffraction order m, the maximum the number of the input/output wavelength channels, and the maximum the number of the arrayed waveguides. Also, we have investigated the optimization design parameters of AWG for C-band applications.


Key words: Silica-based AWG, wavelength multiplexer, wavelength demultiplexer, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), free spectral range (FSR).