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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Anaheim, California United States
March 25, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-830-6
Silicon Photonics II (OTuM)

Compact, Low-Loss Waveguide Crossings for High-Index-Contrast SOI Photonic Wires

Wim Bogaerts, Pieter Dumon, Dries Van Thourhout, and Roel Baets

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Waveguide crossings are essential for complex photonic circuits. We present compact crossings for silicon-on-insulator photonic wires. By locally applying a lower index contrast, 97.5% transmission is achieved in a 6µm length with only -40dB crosstalk.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, " Compact, Low-Loss Waveguide Crossings for High-Index-Contrast SOI Photonic Wires," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OTuM1.

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