A spatial optical pattern processor using 2-dimensional holograms in multimode interference (MMI) couplers is proposed and analyzed. A theory is developed to describe MMI holograms which shows good agreement with beam propagation simulations and experiments.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
S. Tseng, Y. Kim, C. J. Richardson, and J. Goldhar, "Optical Processor Using Waveguide Holograms in Multimode Interference (MMI) Couplers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC70.
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