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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2006
  • pp: 6223–6226

Systematic design process for slanted grating couplers

Bin Wang, Jianhua Jiang, and Gregory P. Nordin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 24, pp. 6223-6226 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.006223


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Abstract

We have developed a systematic design process for recently proposed slanted grating couplers (SGCs) that operates in the strong coupling regime. Based on rigorous analysis of SGC properties, this design process utilizes the k-vector diagram and a rigorous grating leaky-mode solver to intentionally enforce the phase-match and Bragg conditions. We demonstrate that the resultant SGC designs have performance similar to those obtained by parallel micro-genetic algorithm ( μGA ) optimization with the two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (2D FDTD) method. Only two 2D FDTD simulations are necessary in the later stages of our systematic design process. Therefore the time saving is tremendous compared to a μGA 2D FDTD design tool, which can require thousands of individual 2D FDTD simulation runs. We illustrate the utility of our new systematic design process with an embedded slanted grating coupler example.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2006

Citation
Bin Wang, Jianhua Jiang, and Gregory P. Nordin, "Systematic design process for slanted grating couplers," Appl. Opt. 45, 6223-6226 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-24-6223

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