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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16029–16034

Compact low loss and broadband hybrid plasmonic directional coupler

M. Z. Alam, J. Niklas Caspers, J. S. Aitchison, and M. Mojahedi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16029-16034 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016029


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Abstract

We propose a novel broadband coupler for silicon photonics using a hybrid plasmonic waveguide section. The hybrid plasmonic waveguide is used to create an asymmetric section in the middle of a silicon nanowire waveguide coupler to introduce a phase delay to allow for a 3-dB power coupling ratio over a 150 nm bandwidth around 1.55 µm. The device is very compact (<8.5 µm) and has a low insertion loss (<0.15 dB).

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2013
Published: June 27, 2013

Citation
M. Z. Alam, J. Niklas Caspers, J. S. Aitchison, and M. Mojahedi, "Compact low loss and broadband hybrid plasmonic directional coupler," Opt. Express 21, 16029-16034 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-16029


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