Spot-size converters, based on a vertical taper, have been successfully integrated with electro-optic MZI switches. A chip containing a matrix of switches has been fabricated. The fiber-chip coupling loss via the SSCs is 3.5 dB.
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F. M. Soares, F. Karouta, E. J. Geluk, J. Van Zantvoort, and M. Smit, "A Compact and Fast Photonic True-Time-Delay Beamformer with Integrated Spot-Size Converters," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper IMF5.