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Compact grating couplers between optical fibers and Silicon-on-Insulator photonic wire waveguides with 69% coupling efficiency

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8 Author(s)
F. van Laere ; Department of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University-IMEC, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000, Gent, Belgium, frederik.vanlaere@intec.UGent.be ; G. Roelkens ; J. Schrauwen ; D. Taillaert
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We present efficient, compact and broadband grating couplers in Silicon-on-Insulator, for coupling between single mode fiber and nanophotonic waveguides. By adding a gold bottom mirror, the coupling efficiency is increased to 69%.

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2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference

Date of Conference:

5-10 March 2006