A 1 × 25 star coupler is designed through calculation and beam propagation method (BPM) simulation. Improvement methods are focused on the design of the tapered waveguides in the device, improving the uniformity of the output light power of the star coupler. Utilizing the conventional Si process technology, the device is fabricated based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) material. The test result shows that the star coupler has a perfect function of power splitting.
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Xiaoqing Jiang, Baiyang Li, Yanzhe Tang, Jianyi Yang, Minghua Wang, Wenhui Wang, Yirong Yang, Yaming Wu, and Yuelin Wang, "Design and fabrication of the star coupler based on SOI material," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 465-467 (2003)