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Spatial heterodyne planar waveguide spectrometer: theory and design

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Miroslaw Florjanczyk

York Univ. (Canada) and National Research Council (Canada)

Pavel Cheben, Siegfried Janz, Dan-Xia Xu

National Research Council (Canada)

Alan Scott

COM DEV Ltd. (Canada)

Brian Solheim

York Univ. (Canada)

Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70991L (June 18, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.806822
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  • Photonics North 2008
  • Réal Vallée; Michel Piché; Peter Mascher; Pavel Cheben; Daniel Côté; Sophie LaRochelle; Henry P. Schriemer; Jacques Albert; Tsuneyuki Ozaki
  • Montréal, Canada | June 02, 2008


We review the theory and design of a novel type of stationary spectrometer in planar optical waveguides. These spatial heterodyne spectrometers are based on arrayed Mach-Zehnder interferometers and offer high resolution and increased optical throughput (etendue). A stationary Fourier technique is employed to reconstruct the input spectrum from the Mach-Zehnder outputs. Calibration mitigates waveguide fabrication errors and can be readily implemented in the spectra retrieval algorithm. Sensitivity to errors calibration measurements is numerically simulated.

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Miroslaw Florjanczyk ; Pavel Cheben ; Siegfried Janz ; Alan Scott ; Brian Solheim, et al.
"Spatial heterodyne planar waveguide spectrometer: theory and design", Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70991L (June 18, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.806822; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.806822

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