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Authors: M. Galarza, K. De Mesel, R. Baets, A. Martinez, C. Aramburu, M. Lopez-Amo
Title: Compact spot-size converters with fiber-matched antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 8/2003
Journal/Conference/Book: Applied optics
Volume(Issue): 42(24) p.4841-4846
Internal Reference: [N-239]

Abstract

We propose a concept for InGaAsP-InP 1.55 um lasers integrated with spot-size converters based on modal interference between the modes of the structure formed by an active waveguide and an underlying fiber-matched antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide. Simulation results show that the spot-size converters exhibit low transformation loss, and narrowed far-field enmission patterns (10 x20) and reduce the coupling loss to standard single-mode fibers from 8 to 2.6 dB over lengths approximately 200 um shorter than the adiabatic concept. A tolerant design to fabrication variations is also proposed, which could be realized by standard processing techniques.


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