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Silica nano-ridges connections based on a fluidic approach for hybrid integrated photonics
Author(s): B. Bêche; A. Jimenez; L. Courbin; L. Camberlein; F. Doré; D. Duval; F. Artzner; E. Gaviot
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Paper Abstract

We report a practical and novel concept based on reproducible fluidic mechanisms coupled with silica nano-particles for the development of nano-optical-connections directly on organic integrated photonic chips. Silica nano-rib waveguides have been shaped with various widths ranging between 50 nm and 300 nm and about a hundred μm in length respectively. An effective nano-photonic coupling mechanism has been demonstrated and a sub-wavelength propagation regime obtained between two organic rib tapers and waveguides with a perpendicular and a parallel configuration respectively. The specific silica nano-rib-waveguides structures show off optical losses propagation ranging around [37- 68] dB/mm at visible and infra-red (IR) wavelengths. Such flexible devices offer a versatile fabrication control by changing respectively nano-particles and surfactant concentrations. Thus, they present great potential regarding future applications for shaping nano-connections and high-density network integrations between original optical segmented circuits such as plots, lines or any pre-formed photonics structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7712, Nanophotonics III, 77120H (11 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849177
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B. Bêche, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
A. Jimenez, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
L. Courbin, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
L. Camberlein, LAUM, CNRS, Univ. du Maine (France)
F. Doré, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
D. Duval, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
F. Artzner, IPR, CNRS, Univ. Rennes 1 (France)
E. Gaviot, LAUM, CNRS, Univ. du Maine (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7712:
Nanophotonics III
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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