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Short efficient non-adiabatic spot-size converters by mode interference in silicon-on-insulator waveguides

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3 Author(s)
Caspers, J.N. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng. & Inst. for Opt. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada ; MacKay, A.W. ; Poon, J.K.S.

4 μm long spot-size converters for coupling to single-mode silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides with losses of ~0.8 dB are demonstrated. The efficiency is maximized by mode interference and exceeds that of linear tapers with equivalent lengths.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2012 and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference

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4-8 March 2012