22 December 2015 Misalignment tolerant efficient inverse taper coupler for silicon waveguide
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This paper describes an efficient fiber to submicron silicon waveguide coupling based on an inversely tapered silicon waveguide embedded in a SiO2 waveguide that is suspended in air. The inverse taper waveguide consist of a 50um long and 240nm thick silicon that linearly taper in width from 500nm to 120nm, which is embedded in SiO2. The SiO2 waveguide is 6um wide and 10um long. The simulation results show that the coupling loss of this new approach is 2.7dB including the interface loss at the input and output. The tolerance to fiber misalignment at the input of the coupler is 2um in both horizontal and vertical directions for only 1.5dB additional loss.
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Peng Wang, Peng Wang, Aron Michael, Aron Michael, Chee Yee Kwok, Chee Yee Kwok, Ssu-Han Chen, Ssu-Han Chen, } "Misalignment tolerant efficient inverse taper coupler for silicon waveguide", Proc. SPIE 9668, Micro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, 96682B (22 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2202494; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202494
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