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Multimode Y-Coupler For Heterodyne Detection
Author(s): E Kapon; U Sivan; J Salzman; R Arieli; A Katzir
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Paper Abstract

It is suggested that a multimode waveguide Y-coupler may be used as a coherent multiplexer for heterodyne detection. The dependence of the mixing efficiency upon various parameters such as the asymmetry of the coupler, the intermediate frequency, the modal occupation and the dimensions is analysed and discussed. Numerical calculations indicate that the most important parameter is the symmetry of the Y-junction. For a symmetric Y-coupler, 1 cm long, a mixing efficiency of more than 60 per cent and bandwidth of the order of 50 GHz can be achieved. Experiments with AgC2:AgBr infrared fibers and preliminary experiments with As, Se, thin films seem to support the theory. This may be a first step towards the reali-zation of a coherent detector for integrated optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0438, Tunable Diode Laser Development and Spectroscopy Applications, (26 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937465
Show Author Affiliations
E Kapon, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
U Sivan, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
J Salzman, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
R Arieli, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
A Katzir, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0438:
Tunable Diode Laser Development and Spectroscopy Applications
Chiwoei Wayne Lo, Editor(s)

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