—In the present paper, we have investigated two characteristics of three different waveguides employed in arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) in passive optical networks (PON) where rates of variations are processed. Both the thermal and the spectral effects are taken into account. The waveguides are made of Lithium Niobate, germania-doped silica, and Polymethyl metha acrylate (PMMA) polymer. The thermal and spectral sensitivities of optical devices are also analyzed. In general, both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the temporal and spectral responses of AWG and sensitivity are parametrically processed over wide ranges of the set of affecting parameters.
—Optical network, Arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs), High integrated optics, planar waveguide, optical communications, Spectral and thermal sensitivities.
Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed is with Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department, faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menouf 32951, Menoufia University, EGYPT. Corresponding author to provide phone. [Tel.: +2 048-3660-617, Fax: +2 048-3660-617].
Cite: Abd El–Naser A. Mohammed and Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed, "Applications of Conventional and A thermal Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Module in Active and Passive Optical Networks (PONs)," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering
vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 276-283, 2009.