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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2545–2552

Tilted MMI crossings based on silicon wire waveguide

Sang-Hun Kim, Guangwei Cong, Hitoshi Kawashima, Toshifumi Hasama, and Hiroshi Ishikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2545-2552 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002545


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Abstract

Waveguide crossings employing tilted MMI structures on silicon wire waveguide are proposed and demonstrated. Intersecting angle of the two MMI waveguides is optimized for low crosstalk. The optimization is carried out with input polarizations specified. On the fabricated MMI crossings, crosstalk lower than −38 dB in the C-band was experimentally confirmed. A novel polarization-insensitive crossing based on a diversity circuit was fabricated. Crosstalk lower than −30 dB in the C-band is demonstrated.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Citation
Sang-Hun Kim, Guangwei Cong, Hitoshi Kawashima, Toshifumi Hasama, and Hiroshi Ishikawa, "Tilted MMI crossings based on silicon wire waveguide," Opt. Express 22, 2545-2552 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2545


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