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High efficiency silicon strip waveguide to plasmonic slot waveguide mode converter
Author(s): Chin-Ta Chen; Xiaochuan Xu; Amir Hosseini; Zeyu Pan; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

high-efficiency silicon strip waveguide to plasmonic slot waveguide converter based on the hybrid silicon-gold taper is proposed and optimized. Through investigating the mode matching, the effective index matching, and the metallic absorption loss considerations, the hybrid silicon-gold taper with an overall length of 1.7 μm having a very high conversion efficiency of 93.3% at 1550nm is achieved. Besides, the configuration limitations for restricting this mode converter to achieve a 100 % conversion efficiency are also studied in this paper. Such a high efficiency converter will be an essential component in ultra-compact integrated circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9368, Optical Interconnects XV, 936809 (3 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080491
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Chin-Ta Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Xiaochuan Xu, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)
Amir Hosseini, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)
Zeyu Pan, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9368:
Optical Interconnects XV
Henning Schröder; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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