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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16870–16879

Efficient and tolerant resonant grating coupler for multimode optical interconnections

N. Destouches, D. Blanc, J. Franc, S. Tonchev, N. Hendrickx, P. Van Daele, and O. Parriaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16870-16879 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016870


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Abstract

More than 60% overall coupling efficiency is achieved in the demonstrator of an optical interconnect comprising an input grating coupler, a multimode slab waveguide section and an output grating coupler. The grating coupling strength is enhanced by means of a leaky mode resonance. The efficiency of the resonant grating coupler compares favourably with the performancs reported on mirror inserts.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Citation
N. Destouches, D. Blanc, J. Franc, S. Tonchev, N. Hendrickx, P. Van Daele, and O. Parriaux, "Efficient and tolerant resonant grating coupler for multimode optical interconnections," Opt. Express 15, 16870-16879 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16870


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