Authors: A. Ticknor, M. Yan, L. Zhao and H. Xu
Affilation: NeoPhotonics Corp., United States
Pages: 145 - 148
Keywords: nanoOptics, PLC, waveguides, AWG
Though generally perceived as unfertile grounds for nano-technology optics, silica-based Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs) are benefiting from the tools, metrology and methods being developed for nanometer-resolution technology. We shall review how some of these methods are being applied to make substantial improvements in the performance of commercial planar-waveguide optical components such as AWG MUX/DMUX filters.