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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10376–10382

On-chip two-mode division multiplexing using tapered directional coupler-based mode multiplexer and demultiplexer

Yunhong Ding, Jing Xu, Francesco Da Ros, Bo Huang, Haiyan Ou, and Christophe Peucheret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10376-10382 (2013)

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Abstract: We demonstrate a novel on-chip two-mode division multiplexing circuit using a tapered directional coupler-based TE0&TE1 mode multiplexer and demultiplexer on the silicon-on-insulator platform. A low insertion loss (0.3 dB), low mode crosstalk (< −16 dB), wide bandwidth (~100 nm), and large fabrication tolerance (20 nm) are measured. An on-chip mode multiplexing experiment is carried out on the fabricated circuit with non return-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keying (OOK) signals at 40 Gbit/s. The experimental results show clear eye diagrams and moderate power penalty for both TE0 and TE1 modes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: April 19, 2013

Yunhong Ding, Jing Xu, Francesco Da Ros, Bo Huang, Haiyan Ou, and Christophe Peucheret, "On-chip two-mode division multiplexing using tapered directional coupler-based mode multiplexer and demultiplexer," Opt. Express 21, 10376-10382 (2013)

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