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Design and optimization of passive components for optical interconnects
Author(s): Pascal Bontoux; Ian O'Connor; Frederic Gaffiot; Gilles Jacquemod
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present an optimization method for passive components such as straight waveguides, Y-couplers or microring resonators, in order to design optical interconnects and networks. We show that the optical interconnects used in telecommunication applications may also be used in photonic integrated circuits, especially in the case of parallel computing networks. In a first approach, we have taken an interest in modal constant propagation in order to describe signal transmission in integrated optical devices. In a second approach, FDTD simulations of Y-couplers have allowed us to optimize the shape of such devices, and to establish a behavioral model for a single-mode coupler. Moreover, a link between VHDL-AMS and the FDTD algorithm has been prosed in order to overcome problems encountered in the description of propagation phenomena at device and layout level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4019, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, (10 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382316
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Pascal Bontoux, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Ian O'Connor, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Frederic Gaffiot, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Gilles Jacquemod, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4019:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS
Bernard Courtois; Selden B. Crary; Kaigham J. Gabriel; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus; Andrew A. O. Tay, Editor(s)

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