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Optical coupling for Bragg reflector slow light waveguide using micro-corner mirror
Author(s): Takayoshi Fujisawa; Ayumi Fuchida; Fumio Koyama
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Paper Abstract

Slowing light has been attracting much interest for optical buffers, optical memories and so on. Slowing light also enables us to reduce the size of various optical devices. We have already proposed and demonstrated slow light devices with a Bragg reflector waveguide. An important issue is the coupling between conventional waveguides and slow light, since their mode fields and propagation constants are highly mismatched. In this paper, we propose a novel coupling method with a micro-corner-mirror coupler for a slow light waveguide. The numerical modeling is presented and prospects for monolithic integration of slow light devices are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7229, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIII, 72290I (6 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813412
Show Author Affiliations
Takayoshi Fujisawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Ayumi Fuchida, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7229:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIII
Kent D. Choquette; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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