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Rigorous 3D Vectorial Gaussian Beam Modeling of Demultiplexing Performance of Virtually-Imaged-Phased-Arrays

By Arash Mokhtari and Amir Shishegar
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 13, 1-16, 2010


We extend our previously-derived generalized closed-form representation for spectral dispersing performance of the Virtually-Imaged-Phased-Array (VIPA) based on a 3D vectorial Gaussian beam formulation to demultiplexing application. To analyze VIPA in the demultiplexer scheme, a spherical lens is added after the VIPA, so that the device plane is superimposed on the focal plane of the lens. The calculated output profile at previous step is reformulated in a matrix form in this step. Finally, the derived closed-form is simulated, and the numerical outcomes are compared with the previous results. The 3D output radiation of VIPA demultiplexer pattern is also depicted and found to be very intuitive and promising for some applications especially WDM demultiplexer and optical Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).


Arash Mokhtari and Amir Shishegar, "Rigorous 3D Vectorial Gaussian Beam Modeling of Demultiplexing Performance of Virtually-Imaged-Phased-Arrays," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 13, 1-16, 2010.


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