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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22278–22283

Reflectionless grating couplers for Silicon-on-Insulator photonic integrated circuits

D. Vermeulen, Y. De Koninck, Y. Li, E. Lambert, W. Bogaerts, R. Baets, and G. Roelkens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22278-22283 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022278


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Abstract

We propose a novel grating coupler design which is inherently reflectionless by focusing the reflected light away from the entrance waveguide. The design rules for this reflectionless grating coupler are explained and the grating coupler design is investigated by means of 3D FDTD simulations for the case of a Silicon-on-Insulator based platform.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2012
Published: September 13, 2012

Citation
D. Vermeulen, Y. De Koninck, Y. Li, E. Lambert, W. Bogaerts, R. Baets, and G. Roelkens, "Reflectionless grating couplers for Silicon-on-Insulator photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 20, 22278-22283 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22278


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