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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5333–5341

Optical devices for ultra-compact photonic integrated circuits based on III-V/polymer nanowires

D. Lauvernier, S. Garidel, M. Zegaoui, J. P. Vilcot, J. Harari, V. Magnin, and D. Decoster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5333-5341 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005333


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Abstract

We demonstrated the potential application of III-V/polymer nanowires for photonic integrated circuits in a previous paper. Hereby, we report the use of a spot size converter based on 2D reverse nanotaper structure in order to improve the coupling efficiency between the nanowire and optical fiber. A total coupling enhancement of up to a factor 60 has been measured from an 80 nm × 300 nm cross-section tip which feeds an 300 nm-side square nanowire at its both ends. Simultaneously, micro-radius bends have been fabricated to increase the circuit density; for a radius of 5 µm, the 90º bend losses were measured as low as 0.60 dB and 0.80 dB for TE and TM polarizations respectively.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2006
Published: April 18, 2007

Citation
D. Lauvernier, S. Garidel, M. Zegaoui, J. P. Vilcot, J. Harari, V. Magnin, and D. Decoster, "Optical devices for ultra-compact photonic integrated circuits based on III-V/polymer nanowires," Opt. Express 15, 5333-5341 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5333


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