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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3410–3415

Design and analysis of a highly efficient coupler between a micro/nano optical fiber and an SOI waveguide

Zehua Hong, Linjie Zhou, Xinwan Li, Weiwen Zou, Xiaomeng Sun, Shuguang Li, Jianguo Shen, Haimei Luo, and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3410-3415 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.003410


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Abstract

A compact coupling structure is proposed for highly efficient coupling between a micro/nano fiber and a silicon-on-insulator waveguide. The proposed structure is characterized by high coupling efficiency, wavelength insensitivity, large misalignment tolerance, and easy fabrication. Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation results show that coupling efficiency of >90% can be achieved with a taper length of 4.5μm.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

Citation
Zehua Hong, Linjie Zhou, Xinwan Li, Weiwen Zou, Xiaomeng Sun, Shuguang Li, Jianguo Shen, Haimei Luo, and Jianping Chen, "Design and analysis of a highly efficient coupler between a micro/nano optical fiber and an SOI waveguide," Appl. Opt. 51, 3410-3415 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-16-3410


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