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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3185–3192

All silicon waveguide spherical microcavity coupler device

E. Xifré-Pérez, J.D. Domenech, R. Fenollosa, P. Muñoz, J. Capmany, and F. Meseguer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3185-3192 (2011)

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A coupler based on silicon spherical microcavities coupled to silicon waveguides for telecom wavelengths is presented. The light scattered by the microcavity is detected and analyzed as a function of the wavelength. The transmittance signal through the waveguide is strongly attenuated (up to 25 dB) at wavelengths corresponding to the Mie resonances of the microcavity. The coupling between the microcavity and the waveguide is experimentally demonstrated and theoretically modeled with the help of FDTD calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2011
Published: February 3, 2011

E. Xifré-Pérez, J.D. Domenech, R. Fenollosa, P. Muñoz, J. Capmany, and F. Meseguer, "All silicon waveguide spherical microcavity coupler device," Opt. Express 19, 3185-3192 (2011)

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