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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7112–7119

Low loss silicon waveguides for the mid-infrared

Goran Z. Mashanovich, Milan M. Milošević, Milos Nedeljkovic, Nathan Owens, Boqian Xiong, Ee Jin Teo, and Youfang Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7112-7119 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007112


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Abstract

Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) has been used as a platform for near-infrared photonic devices for more than twenty years. Longer wavelengths, however, may be problematic for SOI due to higher absorption loss in silicon dioxide. In this paper we report propagation loss measurements for the longest wavelength used so far on SOI platform. We show that propagation losses of 0.6-0.7 dB/cm can be achieved at a wavelength of 3.39 µm. We also report propagation loss measurements for silicon on porous silicon (SiPSi) waveguides at the same wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011

Citation
Goran Z. Mashanovich, Milan M. Milošević, Milos Nedeljkovic, Nathan Owens, Boqian Xiong, Ee Jin Teo, and Youfang Hu, "Low loss silicon waveguides for the mid-infrared," Opt. Express 19, 7112-7119 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7112


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