27 February 2013 Subwavelength grating couplers for efficient light coupling into silicon nanomembrane based photonic devices
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Proceedings Volume 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII; 86301C (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004707
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
We demonstrate efficient coupling of light into silicon nanomembrane (SiNM) based photonic devices using a subwavelength grating (SWG) coupler. Our designed 17.1 μm x 10 μm grating couplers are fabricated at the input and the output of 8 mm x 2.5 μm SiNM waveguides on a glass substrate. A high coupling efficiency of 39.2% is achieved at a wavelength of 1555.56 nm. The 1-dB and 3-dB bandwidths are measured to be 29 nm and 57 nm, respectively. Peak efficiency variation of 0.26 dB is observed from a measurement of 5 grating pairs. Such grating couplers open limitless possibilities for the development of high performance nanomembrane based photonic devices.
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Harish Subbaraman, Harish Subbaraman, Xiaochuan Xu, Xiaochuan Xu, John Covey, John Covey, Ray T. Chen, Ray T. Chen, } "Subwavelength grating couplers for efficient light coupling into silicon nanomembrane based photonic devices", Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 86301C (27 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004707; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004707
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