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Optical layer routing with three dimensional multimode interference
Author(s): N. Xie; J. N. McMullin; C. J. Haugen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate that three-dimensional integrated optical devices can be realized using the mirroring properties of multimode interference. Using numerical simulations, the minimum optical loss between 3μm singlemode waveguides in adjacent vertical layers is found to be 0.12 dB at an image distance of 211μm. An optical bridge is also demonstrated with an optical power loss of 0.24 dB in a total device length of 725μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63431G (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707742
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N. Xie, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
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J. N. McMullin, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
TRLabs (Canada)
C. J. Haugen, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
TRLabs (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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