Simple to fabricate and highly efficient spot-size converters
III-V Semiconductor Photonic ICs
Main Researcher: Wouter D'Oosterlinck
There are two rationales for the use of integrated spot-size converters (SSC): 1) fiber coupling and pigtailing of photonic integrated circuits (PIC), and 2) hybrid integration of lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers and other PICís with low-loss silica on silicon planar circuits. We investigate SSCís that are based on a tapered active region and an underlying passive guide. Simple to fabricate and highly efficient SSCís have been developed.
SEM photograph of two SSC
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PublicationsBack to overview
B. Moeyersoon, G. Morthier, R. Bockstaele, R. Baets,
Improvement of the Wavelength Switching Behaviour of Semiconductor Tunable Lasers through Optical Feedback from a Periodic Reference Filter based on a Novel Prism-Based Implementation of a Fox-Smith Resonator, Photonics Technology Letters, 17(10), p.2032-2034 (2005) .
M. Galarza, K. De Mesel, R. Baets, A. Martinez, C. Aramburu, M. Lopez-Amo,
Compact spot-size converters using fiber-matched antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides , Applied Optics, p.4841-4846 (2003).
M. Galarza, K. De Mesel, S. Verstuyft, D. Fuentes, C. Aramburu, M. Lopez-Arno, I. Moerman, P. Van Daele, R. Baets,
Mode-expanded 1.55-um InP-InGaAsP Fabry-Perot lasers using ARROW waveguides for efficient fiber coupling, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 8(6), p.1389-1398 (2002) .