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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1422–1424

Silicon mode (de)multiplexer enabling high capacity photonic networks-on-chip with a single-wavelength-carrier light

Daoxin Dai, Jian Wang, and Yaocheng Shi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1422-1424 (2013)

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A small silicon mode (de)multiplexer with cascaded asymmetrical directional couplers is demonstrated experimentally. As an example, a four channel mode (de)multiplexer is designed and realized for TM polarization. The fabricated mode (de)multiplexer has a low excess loss (<1dB) as well as low crosstalk (23dB) over a broad wavelength range (20nm). More channels can be achieved with two sets of orthogonal-polarization modes (e.g., 2N=8) multiplexed when desired.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Daoxin Dai, Jian Wang, and Yaocheng Shi, "Silicon mode (de)multiplexer enabling high capacity photonic networks-on-chip with a single-wavelength-carrier light," Opt. Lett. 38, 1422-1424 (2013)

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