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Ultra-compact low-loss broadband waveguide taper in silicon-on-insulator

Sethi, Purnima and Haldar, Anubhab and Selvaraja, Shankar Kumar (2017) Ultra-compact low-loss broadband waveguide taper in silicon-on-insulator. In: OPTICS EXPRESS, 25 (9). pp. 10196-10203.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.010196


A novel design of large bandwidth, fabrication tolerant, CMOS-compatible compact tapers (15 mu m) have been proposed and experimentally demonstrated in silicon-oninsulator. The proposed taper along with linear grating couplers for spot-size conversion exhibits no degradation in the coupling efficiency compared to a standard focusing grating in 1550 nm band. A single taper design has a broadband operation over 600 nm that can be used in O, C and L-band. The proposed compact taper is highly tolerant to fabrication variations; +/- 80 nm change in the taper width and +/- 200 nm in end waveguide width varies the taper transmission by <0.4 dB. The footprint of the device i.e. taper along with the linear gratings is similar to 250 mu m(2); this is 20X smaller than the adiabatic taper and 2X smaller than the focusing grating coupler. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the OPTICAL SOC AMER, 2010 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 09:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57101

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