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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6846–6856

Demonstration of slot-waveguide structures on silicon nitride / silicon oxide platform

C. A. Barrios, B. Sánchez, K. B. Gylfason, A. Griol, H. Sohlström, M. Holgado, and R. Casquel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6846-6856 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.006846


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Abstract

We report on the first demonstration of guiding light in vertical slot-waveguides on silicon nitride/silicon oxide material system. Integrated ring resonators and Fabry-Perot cavities have been fabricated and characterized in order to determine optical features of the slot-waveguides. Group index behavior evidences guiding and confinement in the low-index slot region at O-band (1260–1370nm) telecommunication wavelengths. Propagation losses of <20 dB/cm have been measured for the transverse-electric mode of the slot-waveguides.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Citation
C. A. Barrios, B. Sánchez, K. B. Gylfason, A. Griol, H. Sohlström, M. Holgado, and R. Casquel, "Demonstration of slot-waveguide structures on silicon nitride / silicon oxide platform," Opt. Express 15, 6846-6856 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-11-6846


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