Special Section on Nanophotonics for Communications

Ultrasmall integrated devices based on silicon nanowires for optical communications

[+] Author Affiliations
Daoxin Dai

Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zijingang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058 China

Sailing He

Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058 China

J. Nanophoton. 2(1), 021780 (February 4, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2832772
History: Received July 5, 2007; Revised December 5, 2007; Accepted December 5, 2007; February 4, 2008; Online February 04, 2008
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Abstract

Planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) based on Si nanowires exhibit several serious problems due to the small cross sections of the nanowires. These problems include large scattering loss, large coupling loss to a single-mode fiber, and high dependency on polarization. Several solutions to these problems have emerged. Recent progress on Si-nanowire-based passive PLC devices encompasses arrayed waveguide grating (de)multiplexers, microring resonators, and multimode interference couplers.

© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Daoxin Dai and Sailing He
"Ultrasmall integrated devices based on silicon nanowires for optical communications", J. Nanophoton. 2(1), 021780 (February 4, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2832772


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