Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Study of the thermal and spectral sensitivities of organic-inorganic fabrication materials based arrayed waveguide grating for passive optical network 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: 06 July 2009
  •  Published: 31 August 2009



In the present paper, the study of the spectral and thermal sensitivities of the inorganic materials such as (Silica-doped, Lithium Niobate) materials and organic materials such as (PMMA Polymer) based waveguides employed in arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) in Passive Optical Networks (PONs) against spectral wavelength and ambient temperature variations. Moreover, we have investigated the best performance characteristics of the proposed three different fabrication materials based AWG for optical network applications over wide range of the affecting parameters.


Key words: Passive optical networks, arrayed waveguide grating, spectral sensitivity, thermal sensitivity.