Abstract

Edge-coupling on single-crystal thin-film lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) was systematically studied in this paper. An inverse taper-shaped spot-size converter (SSC) to convert the mode field from the laser chip to a nanoscale LNOI waveguide was adopted to improve the coupling efficiency. Structure of the edge coupler was fully investigated and optimized by using the eigenmode expansion method. The single-mode conditions of the LNOI waveguide for three common communication bands were taken into consideration. Further, the length and tip width of the inverse taper, the cross-section dimensions of SiON waveguide, and the sidewall angle were investigated with respect to coupling efficiency. As a result, the maximum coupling efficiency from an edge coupler to laser chip can reach 54%, 48%, and 58% at 1550, 1310, and 850 nm in Z-cut LNOI for quasi-TM mode, respectively. This proposed work gives a better understanding of the function of the edge coupler based on LNOI material and provides an appropriate method for the design of an edge coupler with high efficiency, which could benefit the further application of high-density monolithic integrated optical components.

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