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Authors: J. Schrauwen, F. Van Laere, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets
Title: Focused-ion-beam fabrication of slanted fiber couplers in silicon-on-insulator waveguides
Format: International Conference Poster
Publication date: 12/2006
Journal/Conference/Book: Leos Benelux
Internal Reference: [N-556]
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Abstract

The ability forforming complex three dimensionalshapes isone ofthe primeadvantages
of focused ion beam based micromachining. We have used this technique to fabricate
slantedfibercouplersinsilicononinsulator. Simulationsshowcouplingefficienciesofup
to 63% for fiber couplers with 167 nm slits under an angle of 59° to the surface normal.
We have fabricated these devices with focused-ion-beam. The dimensions of the fabri-
cated structures are similar to the design, but we have not measured efficiencies larger
than 20%. The difference with the simulated value is probably caused by ion induced
damage inthe Si crystal.

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