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The modeling of MMI devices
Author(s): Laurence W. Cahill
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Paper Abstract

Couplers based on the multimode interference (MMI) principle form the basis for a variety of integrated optics devices that can achieve routing, switching and other telecommunication functions. Whilst small order MMI couplers show good performance, the imaging properties deteriorate as the order increases. In order to better understand the performance capabilities of these devices there is interest in devising improved analytical models of MMI structures. This paper reviews various approaches to modeling integrated optics devices based on MMI couplers and attempts to highlight the advantages and the pitfalls associated with a number of models, and suggests some avenues for improving these models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6123, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies X, 61230A (24 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646995
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Laurence W. Cahill, La Trobe Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6123:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies X
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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