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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22705–22716

Long-range coupling of silicon photonic waveguides using lateral leakage and adiabatic passage

A. P. Hope, T. G. Nguyen, A. D. Greentree, and A. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22705-22716 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022705


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Abstract

We present a new approach to long range coupling based on a combination of adiabatic passage and lateral leakage in thin shallow ridge waveguides on a silicon photonic platform. The approach enables transport of light between two isolated waveguides through a mode of the silicon slab that acts as an optical bus. Due to the nature of the adiabatic protocol, the bus mode has minimal population and the transport is highly robust. We prove the concept and examine the robustness of this approach using rigorous modelling. We further demonstrate the utility of the approach by coupling power between two waveguides whilst bypassing an intermediate waveguide. This concept could form the basis of a new interconnect technology for silicon integrated photonic chips.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
A. P. Hope, T. G. Nguyen, A. D. Greentree, and A. Mitchell, "Long-range coupling of silicon photonic waveguides using lateral leakage and adiabatic passage," Opt. Express 21, 22705-22716 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22705


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