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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18248–18253

An ultracompact multimode interference wavelength splitter employing asymmetrical multi-section structures

Chen Yao, Heinz-Gunter Bach, Ruiyong Zhang, Gan Zhou, Jung Han Choi, Chenhui Jiang, and Reinhard Kunkel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18248-18253 (2012)

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By using the film mode matching method, a novel design for asymmetrical multi-section 1.55/1.31 μm wavelength splitter based on multimode interference has been proposed and simulated, which can be effectively applied to wavelength multiplexer, self-biased photodiode, and other optical devices. Compared with the conventional wavelength splitter design, the length of the novel structure has been reduced to at least 1/5, showing better performance. The presented structure is also adequate for splitting other wavelengths and more tolerable fabrications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5170) Optical devices : Photodiodes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012

Chen Yao, Heinz-Gunter Bach, Ruiyong Zhang, Gan Zhou, Jung Han Choi, Chenhui Jiang, and Reinhard Kunkel, "An ultracompact multimode interference wavelength splitter employing asymmetrical multi-section structures," Opt. Express 20, 18248-18253 (2012)

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