Ultra Wide Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Devices for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Optical Communication Systems
To meet the exploding demand for Internet and broad-band services, dense wavelength-division-multiplexing systems have been extended from long-haul transmission systems to metropolitan and access area networks. In such systems, compact and conventional arrayed-waveguide grating multi/de-multiplexers are required to reduce the cost of the systems. The evolution of broadband services will depend on the widespread deployment of optical communication systems. The deployment of such systems will in turn, help drive increased demand for additional capacity. In this world, service providers will have a growing need to be able to flexibly adjust capacity to accommodate uncertain and growing demand.