We present a novel platform for three dimensional (3D) photonics. A double layer 1x12 multimode interference (MMI) coupler is fabricated using transfer printing of silicon nanomembranes. Optical tests confirm low insertion loss and uniform outputs.
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Y. Zhang, A. Carlson, S. Y. Yang, A. Hosseini, D. Kwong, J. A. Rogers, and R. T. Chen, "Double-layer Photonic Devices Based on Transfer Printing of Silicon Nanomembranes for Three-dimensional Photonics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CTu1A.5.
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