Abstract

Two right-angle bends for nanoscale slot waveguides with high bending efficiency based on a corner mirror and different resonant cavities are presented, one with a triangular cavity and the other with a square cavity. Through two-dimensional parametric scanning of the position of the mirror and the dimension of the cavity, a maximum bending efficiency calculated using mode overlap integral (MOI) of 94.3% is achieved for the bend with the triangular cavity and 93.1% is achieved for the bend with the square cavity. Although they both have similar bending performance, the position of the mirror is different between the two cases.

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M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
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2001 (1)

1999 (1)

1997 (1)

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
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Akiyama, S.

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
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Anderson, P. A.

Barrios, C. A.

Chen, J. C.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

English, J. M.

Espinola, R. L.

Fan, S.

C. Manolatou, S. G. Johnson, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve. H. A. Haus, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High-density integrated optics," J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1682-1692 (1999).
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Haus, H. A.

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Heider, H. J.

Himeno, A.

A. Himeno, H. Terui, and M. Kobayashi, "Loss measurement and analysis of high-silica reflection bending optical waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 41-46 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, J.

Joannopoulos, J. D.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johnson, S. G.

Kobayashi, M.

A. Himeno, H. Terui, and M. Kobayashi, "Loss measurement and analysis of high-silica reflection bending optical waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 41-46 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Koster, A.

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kurland, I.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laval, S.

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Li, L.

Lipson, M.

Manolatou, C.

Mekis, A.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Michel, J.

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Müller, J.

Nordin, G. P.

Orbtchouk, R.

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Osgood, R. M.

Pascal, D.

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pizzuto, F.

Popovi??, M.

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, B. S.

Steel, M. J.

Terui, H.

A. Himeno, H. Terui, and M. Kobayashi, "Loss measurement and analysis of high-silica reflection bending optical waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 41-46 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Villeneuve, P. R.

C. Manolatou, S. G. Johnson, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve. H. A. Haus, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High-density integrated optics," J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1682-1692 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wada, K.

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wiechmann, S.

Xu, Q.

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

A. Himeno, H. Terui, and M. Kobayashi, "Loss measurement and analysis of high-silica reflection bending optical waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 41-46 (1988).
[CrossRef]

R. Orbtchouk, S. Laval, D. Pascal, and A. Koster, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguide mirrors," J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 815-820 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. Manolatou, S. G. Johnson, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve. H. A. Haus, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High-density integrated optics," J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1682-1692 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. Wiechmann, H. J. Heider, and J. Müller, "Analysis and design of integrated optical mirrors in planar waveguide technology," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 1584-1591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave. Technol. (1)

M. Popovi??, K. Wada, S. Akiyama, H. A. Haus, and J. Michel, "Air trenches for sharp silica waveguide bends," J. Lightwave. Technol. 20, 1762-1772 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguide," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

Q. Zhang, C. Ma, and E. Van Keuren, "Confinement analysis in symmetric and asymmetric nanoscale slab slot waveguides," in Integrated Photonics and nanophotonics Research and Applications (IPNRA) Topical Meeting, 2008 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper IWH1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Right-angle slot waveguide bend.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Bending efficiency in MOI of the bend with the triangular cavity for different [dx, t]’s.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Beam (power) propagation of the bend with the triangular cavity at the global maximum point of [dx, t]=[55 nm, 190 nm].

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Bending efficiency in MOI for different [dx,s]’s for the bend with the square cavity.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Beam (power) propagation of the bend with the square cavity at the global maximum point of [dx, s]=[10 nm, 172 nm].

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