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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1493–1497

Segmented waveguides in thin silicon-on-insulator

Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, Chris Walker, Jeremy Witzens, Lawrence C. Gunn, and Axel Scherer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 1493-1497 (2005)

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We have developed new silicon-on-insulator waveguide designs for simultaneously achieving both low-loss optical confinement and electrical contacts, and we present a design methodology based on calculating the Bloch modes of such segmented waveguides. With this formalism, waveguides are designed in a single thin layer of silicon-on-insulator to achieve both optical confinement and minimal insertion loss. Waveguides were also fabricated and tested, and the measured data were found to closely agree with theoretical predictions, demonstrating input insertion loss and propagation loss better than 0.1 dB and 16 dB cm , respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, Chris Walker, Jeremy Witzens, Lawrence C. Gunn, and Axel Scherer, "Segmented waveguides in thin silicon-on-insulator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1493-1497 (2005)

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