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Silicon-on-lithium niobate waveguides for mid-infrared
Author(s): Mehmet Solmaz; Christi K. Madsen
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Paper Abstract

A planar waveguide design is studied for the mid-infrared wavelengths from 2.5μm to 4.5μm by simulation. Lithium-niobate and silicon are integrated to increase functionality. Silicon as a higher index material is introduced on behalf of its transparency to the infrared spectrum. Power transfer from a buried lithium-niobate waveguide to silicon is simulated using field mode matching software for several wavelengths and taper dimensions. In addition, bend losses and mode mismatch losses to a quantum cascade laser are evaluated by simulation.

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Date Published: 17 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6386, Optical Methods in the Life Sciences, 63860F (17 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691089
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Mehmet Solmaz, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Christi K. Madsen, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6386:
Optical Methods in the Life Sciences
Alexey A. Belyanin; Mostafa Analoui; Rebekah Anna Drezek; Claire F. Gmachl, Editor(s)

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