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2×2 adiabatic 3-dB coupler on silicon-on-insulator rib waveguides
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrated 2×2 broadband adiabatic 3-dB couplers based on silicon rib waveguides. Functioning as 50/50 optical power splitters, these devices can be used in optoelectronic applications. Fabricated using siliconon-insulator technology, we demonstrated the performance of the adiabatic 3-dB couplers by integrating two couplers into an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI). Measurements of the MZI were made over a 100 nm wavelength range. Extinction ratios in excess of 33.4 dB were obtained over the wavelength range from 1520 nm to 1600 nm, for light injected into Input Port1 and measured at Output Port2, i.e., the cross port response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8915, Photonics North 2013, 89150V (11 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2037968
Show Author Affiliations
Han Yun, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Wei Shi, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Yun Wang, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Lukas Chrostowski, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8915:
Photonics North 2013
Pavel Cheben; Jens Schmid; Caroline Boudoux; Lawrence R. Chen; André Delâge; Siegfried Janz; Raman Kashyap; David J. Lockwood; Hans-Peter Loock; Zetian Mi, Editor(s)

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