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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22717–22727

Highly-efficient fully resonant vertical couplers for InP active-passive monolithic integration using vertically phase matched waveguides

Óscar García López, Daniel Lasaosa, Manuel López-Amo, and Marko Galarza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22717-22727 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022717


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Abstract

A new active-passive monolithic integration approach for photonic components based on vertical evanescent coupling is presented. Two vertically stacked waveguides are used in order to provide full resonant power transfer between them and avoiding the need of tapered structures. Light confinement in each waveguide is achieved combining strong lateral asymmetric structures and bent waveguides, both defined during lithography. Low propagation losses for the active waveguide and coupling efficiencies to the passive section as high as 97% have been obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
Óscar García López, Daniel Lasaosa, Manuel López-Amo, and Marko Galarza, "Highly-efficient fully resonant vertical couplers for InP active-passive monolithic integration using vertically phase matched waveguides," Opt. Express 21, 22717-22727 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22717


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