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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3614–3616

Efficient coupler between chip-level and board-level optical waveguides

Jie Shu, Ciyuan Qiu, Xuezhi Zhang, and Qianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 3614-3616 (2011)

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We propose an efficient optical coupler between a submicrometer-sized silicon waveguide on a silicon photonic chip and a multi-micrometer wide polymer waveguide on an optical printed circuit board for interchip optical networks. We show low coupling loss < 0.4 dB with high lateral and angular tolerance to misalignment so that coupling can be done by automatic pick-and-place equipments with high throughput and low cost. The coupler has a wide optical bandwidth from 1470 to 1650 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2011
Published: September 13, 2011

Jie Shu, Ciyuan Qiu, Xuezhi Zhang, and Qianfan Xu, "Efficient coupler between chip-level and board-level optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 3614-3616 (2011)

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