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1× N Multimode Interference Beam Splitter Design Techniques for On-Chip Optical Interconnections

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6 Author(s)
Hosseini, A. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX, USA ; Kwong, D.N. ; Yang Zhang ; Subbaraman, H.
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We derive an analytical relation for the maximum number of output channels for high-performance multimode interference (MMI)-based 1 × N optical beam splitters for a given MMI width. Using eigenvalue-expansion-based simulation results, we validate the analytical relation. Experimental data from MMIs fabricated on silicon nanomembrane also confirm the effectiveness of the design methodology for on-chip optical beam splitter designs.

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 3 )