OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2006
  • pp: 1831–1838

Micro-optically assisted high-index waveguide coupling

Dirk Michaelis, Christoph Wächter, Sven Burger, Lin Zschiedrich, and Andreas Bräuer  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp. 1831-1838 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001831


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (904 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Adapting the concept of solid immersion lenses, we numerically study a micro-optical scheme for conventional high-index and photonic-crystal waveguide coupling by using a combination of different numerical methods such as ray tracing, angular-spectrum propagation, finite-difference time-domain simulations, and finite-element-method simulations. The numerical findings are discussed by means of impedance, group- or energy-velocity, spot-size, and phase-matching criteria. When fabrication constraints for high-index immersion lenses made of silicon are taken into account, a coupling efficiency of 80 % can be reached for monomode silicon-on-insulator waveguides with a quadratic cross section of the core and rectangular cross sections of moderate aspect ratio. Similar coupling efficiencies of 80 % can be obtained for silicon-on-insulator photonic-crystal waveguides. Tolerances that are due to misalignments and variations of the substrate thickness of the silicon lens are discussed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Other Areas of Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2005

Citation
Dirk Michaelis, Christoph Wächter, Sven Burger, Lin Zschiedrich, and Andreas Bräuer, "Micro-optically assisted high-index waveguide coupling," Appl. Opt. 45, 1831-1838 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-8-1831

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited