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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1588–1593

Waveguide couplers with new power splitting ratios made possible by cascading of short multimode interference sections

David J. Y. Feng, T. S. Lay, and T. Y. Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1588-1593 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001588


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Abstract

We show that it is possible to obtain 2×2 waveguide couplers with new power splitting ratios for cross coupling of 7%, 64%, 80% and 93% by cascading two short MMI sections. These couplers have simple geometry and low loss. They offer valuable new possibilities for designing waveguide power taps, high-Q ring resonators, ladder-structure optical filters, and loop-mirror partial reflectors.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Citation
David J. Y. Feng, T. S. Lay, and T. Y. Chang, "Waveguide couplers with new power splitting ratios made possible by cascading of short multimode interference sections," Opt. Express 15, 1588-1593 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-4-1588


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