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Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 041301–

Design of compact bi-directional triplexer based on silicon nanowire waveguides

Wei Ling, Zhen Sheng, Chao Qiu, Hao Li, Aimin Wu, Xi Wang, Shichang Zou, and Fuwan Gan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 041301- (2013)


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Abstract

A compact bi-directional (BiDi) triplexer using grating-assisted multimode interference (MMI) coupler is proposed based on silicon nanowire waveguides.Because of the high index contrast between silicon and silicon dioxide, the size of the structure is greatly reduced with a footprint of 2.5 × 911 (μm). Asymmetrical ports are introduced in the MMI structure to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of the industrial standards ITU-T G.983.3-dB bandwidths of 100, 22, and 15 nm are obtained for the wavelengths of 1 310, 1 490, and 1 550 nm, respectively. The device can be readily fabricated using a commercial CMOS process.

© 2013 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

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Wei Ling, Zhen Sheng, Chao Qiu, Hao Li, Aimin Wu, Xi Wang, Shichang Zou, and Fuwan Gan, "Design of compact bi-directional triplexer based on silicon nanowire waveguides," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 041301- (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-11-4-041301

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