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Size reduction in multimode interference-based NxN couplers using a tapered waveguide geometry
Author(s): David S. Levy; Robert Scarmozzino; Richard M. Osgood
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Paper Abstract

The length of NxN multimode interference-based devices scales as the square of the MMI region width, and as a result, the use of these structures for large-N applications can require large chip areas. We discuss the NxN applications of a recently proposed MMI structure which has smaller device dimensions than conventional multimode interference structures. Numerical simulations of such structures and design rules are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298199
Show Author Affiliations
David S. Levy, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Scarmozzino, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Richard M. Osgood, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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