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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 2931–2940

Analysis of waveguide-splitter-junction in high-index Silicon-On-Insulator waveguides

Damian Goldring, Evgeny Alperovich, Uriel Levy, and David Mendlovic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 2931-2940 (2005)

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We propose and analyze a new type of four ports structure for ultra-compact waveguide splitting. This structure differs from most existing ultra-compact waveguide splitters by introducing complete symmetry between the input and output ports. Maximum overall throughput predicted is ~81% where reflection and crosstalk are <1%. A 2D photonic-crystal implementation concept. Is presented as well. Concept of operation and simulation results are provided. The trade-off between performances and functionality is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Damian Goldring, Evgeny Alperovich, Uriel Levy, and David Mendlovic, "Analysis of waveguide-splitter-junction in high-index Silicon-On-Insulator waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 2931-2940 (2005)

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