An ultracompact optical mode order converter

Yingyan Huang*, Guoyang Xu, Seng Tiong Ho

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We describe the design and fabrication of an ultracompact optical mode order converter employing submicron waveguides. The mode converter can realize optical mode conversion between zeroth- and first-order optical modes with a device footprint less than 18 μm by 3 μm. The optical mode converter could be employed in various types of photonic integrated circuits where optical mode order conversion is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2281-2283
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

Keywords

  • Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Mode converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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