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Authors: A.Y. Takabayashi, D. Silva, H. Sattari, P. Edinger, P. Verheyen, K.B. Gylfason, W. Bogaerts, N. Quack
Title: Compact Integrated Silicon Photonic Mems Power Coupler for Programmable Photonics
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 1/2022
Journal/Conference/Book: 2022 IEEE 35th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference (MEMS)
Volume(Issue): p.216-219
Location: Tokyo, Japan
DOI: 10.1109/MEMS51670.2022.9699708
Citations: 1 ( - last update: 14/7/2024)
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Programmable photonics promise a plethora of optical functions while at the same time reducing the time and costs of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) development. One primary bottleneck for development of these systems is the difficulty in increasing component density because of excessive power consumption. We here present a MEMS-based Silicon Photonic power coupler that offers high optical performance (> 18 dB extinction ratio (ER), < 1.2 dB insertion loss (IL), and > 80 nm of optical bandwidth) within a compact footprint (25 um x 150 um) to provide a power-efficient active function: fast, continuous power tuning.

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