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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 162–165

Widely tunable grating-assisted heterogeneous silicon nitride/polymer waveguide coupler

Ziyang Zhang, Garri Genrich, Norbert Keil, and Norbert Grote  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 162-165 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000162


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Abstract

A grating-assisted heterogeneous waveguide coupler is designed, fabricated, and demonstrated on a polymer platform. The parallel silicon nitrite core and polymer core are horizontally placed with vertical center alignment accuracy of ±5nm. The coupler is differentially thermally tunable. The temperature gradient distribution, introduced by offset micro-heaters, is studied by thermal simulations. A total tuning range of 82 nm is demonstrated experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2013
Published: December 24, 2013

Citation
Ziyang Zhang, Garri Genrich, Norbert Keil, and Norbert Grote, "Widely tunable grating-assisted heterogeneous silicon nitride/polymer waveguide coupler," Opt. Lett. 39, 162-165 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-1-162

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