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Journal of Nanophotonics

Ultrasmall integrated devices based on silicon nanowires for optical communications
Author(s): Daoxin Dai; Sailing He
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Paper Abstract

Planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) based on Si nanowires exhibit several serious problems due to the small cross sections of the nanowires. These problems include large scattering loss, large coupling loss to a single-mode fiber, and high dependency on polarization. Several solutions to these problems have emerged. Recent progress on Si-nanowire-based passive PLC devices encompasses arrayed waveguide grating (de)multiplexers, microring resonators, and multimode interference couplers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2008
PDF: 23 pages
J. Nanophoton. 2(1) 021780 doi: 10.1117/1.2832772
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 2, Issue 1
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Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Sailing He, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


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