Abstract

A mode-(de)multiplexer with low loss and large spectral bandwidth is proposed. The device is designed by utilizing a structure with cascaded asymmetric Y-junctions. By carefully controlling the widths of the wide and narrow arms of the Y-junctions, the fundamental mode of a narrow arm excites the higher-order mode of its stem in the multiplexing case, and a high-order mode of the stem separated from other lower-order modes evolves into the fundamental mode of the narrow arm in the demultiplexing case. As an example, a 1 × 4 mode-(de)multiplexer is analyzed by using the beam propagation method. Simulation results show the demultiplexed crosstalk is lower than –21.8 dB, under a common spectral bandwidth of 140 nm. The insertion loss is negligible.

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Driscoll, J. B.

Facq, P.

Geraghty, D. F.

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[CrossRef]

Honkanen, S.

Hu, T.

Iazikov, D.

Ishizaka, Y.

Izutsu, M.

Jiang, G. M.

Jiang, X. Q.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Qiu, H. Y.

Riesen, N.

Saitoh, K.

Shao, H. F.

Souhan, B.

Stuart, H. R.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sueta, T.

Uematsu, T.

Vance, R. W. C.

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[CrossRef]

Vandertol, J.

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[CrossRef]

West, B. R.

Yang, J. Y.

Yariv, A.

D. F. Geraghty, D. Provenzano, M. Morrell, S. Honkanen, A. Yariv, N. Peyghambarian, “Ion-exchanged waveguide add/drop filter,” Electron. Lett. 37(13), 829–831 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yip, G. L.

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[CrossRef]

Yu, H.

Yu, P.

Appl. Opt. (4)

Electron. Lett. (2)

D. F. Geraghty, D. Provenzano, M. Morrell, S. Honkanen, A. Yariv, N. Peyghambarian, “Ion-exchanged waveguide add/drop filter,” Electron. Lett. 37(13), 829–831 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Love, A. Ankiewicz, “Purely geometrical coarse wave-length multiplexer/demultiplexer,” Electron. Lett. 39(19), 1385–1386 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

W. K. Burns, F. Milton, “Mode conversion in planar-dielectric separating waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11(1), 32–39 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (2)

W. M. Henry, J. D. Love, “Asymmetric multimode Y-junction splitters,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 29(3), 379–392 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Love, R. W. C. Vance, A. Joblin, “Asymmetric, adiabatic multipronged planar splitters,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 28(4), 353–369 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

H. R. Stuart, “Dispersive multiplexing in multimode optical fiber,” Science 289(5477), 281–283 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

D. Dai, “Silicon mode-(de)multiplexer for a hybrid multiplexing system to achieve ultrahigh capacity photonic networks-on-chip with a single-wavelength-carrier light,” Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (2012).

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