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Accessing guide first-order mode influence and optimize tolerances in multimode interference couplers
Author(s): C. Vazquez; Candido Aramburu; Jose M. Sanchez-Pena; Manuel Lopez-Amo
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Paper Abstract

Influence of first order mode excitation in input/output waveguides of multimode interference couplers is analyzed. Emphasis in common mode rejection ratio penalty in 3-dB couplers as part of balance coherent detection receivers is encountered. Design analysis is carried out in InGaAsP/InP buried waveguides. Coupler behavior is modified basically when first order mode is excited at input waveguides. A drastically reduction of 25% couplers width tolerance is derived from first order mode partial presence (10% of full input optical power) in accessing waveguides. Some guidelines about width tolerance improvement in restricted interference couplers against general interference couplers is also reported. Couplers dependence on fabrication tolerance was described as a function of power distribution between different modes in multimode section.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328760
Show Author Affiliations
C. Vazquez, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Candido Aramburu, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Jose M. Sanchez-Pena, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Manuel Lopez-Amo, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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