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Analysis of intrinsic losses of 45-degree self-aligned integrated mirror using finite-difference beam propagation method
Author(s): L. Joannes; Joseph Harari; Jean-Pierre Vilcot; Didier J. Decoster
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Paper Abstract

We analyze 45 degree(s) Self-Aligned Integrated Mirrors (SAIM) with Finite-Difference Beam Propagation Method. For the first time, we compare the intrinsic losses of three self-aligned structures that are used in integrated optics or optical interconnection circuits. We underline trade-off to make between diffraction and part of reflected power in the choice of self-aligned structures. We consider monomode polyimide optical waveguides and propagation in both quasi-TE and quasi-TM polarization modes. Comparisons are also made with semiconductor optical waveguides. It is shown that, in both cases, intrinsic losses of SAIM can be lower than 0.05 dB. This result is promising for the fabrication of future complex photonic circuits including several ten of mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2212, Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics, (25 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185116
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L. Joannes, Institut d'Electronique et de Microelectronique du Nord and Domaine Univ. Scientifique de (France)
Joseph Harari, Institut d'Electronique et de Microelectronique du Nord and Domaine Univ. Scientifique de (France)
Jean-Pierre Vilcot, Institut d'Electronique et de Microelectronique du Nord and Domaine Univ. Scientifique de (France)
Didier J. Decoster, Institut d'Electronique et de Microelectronique du Nord and Domaine Univ. Scientifique de (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2212:
Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics

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