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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3789–3791

Planar achromatic multiple beam splitter by adiabatic light transfer

Charles Ciret, Virginie Coda, Andon A. Rangelov, Dragomir N. Neshev, and Germano Montemezzani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3789-3791 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003789


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Abstract

We introduce a novel achromatic and robust scheme for n -fold multiple beam splitting based on adiabatic light transfer in a planar geometry of coupled waveguides (WGs). The concept is experimentally verified for a one-to-three beam splitter by using a reconfigurable light-induced WG structure at two operating wavelengths. The demonstrated planar-type achromatic beam splitter opens new opportunities for the realization of ultra-high bandwidth on-chip photonic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Citation
Charles Ciret, Virginie Coda, Andon A. Rangelov, Dragomir N. Neshev, and Germano Montemezzani, "Planar achromatic multiple beam splitter by adiabatic light transfer," Opt. Lett. 37, 3789-3791 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3789


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