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Size reduction in multimode interference-based NxN couplers using a tapered waveguide geometry
Author(s): David S. Levy; Robert Scarmozzino; Richard M. Osgood Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The length of NxN multimode interference-based devices scales as the square of the MMI region width, and as a result, the use of these structures for large-N applications can require large chip areas. We discuss the NxN applications of a recently proposed MMI structure which has smaller device dimensions than conventional multimode interference structures. Numerical simulations of such structures and design rules are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298199
Show Author Affiliations
David S. Levy, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Scarmozzino, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Richard M. Osgood Jr., Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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