Abstract

We experimentally investigate the dispersion relation of silicon-on-insulator waveguides in the 1.5μm wavelength range by using a technique based on far-field Fourier-space imaging. The phase information of the propagating modes is transferred into the far field either by linear probe gratings positioned 1μm away from the waveguide core or by residual gratings located on the sidewalls of the waveguide. As a result, the dispersion curve of rectangular and slot waveguides as well as the group index dispersion are accurately determined.

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N. Le Thomas, R. Houdré, L. H. Frandsen, J. Fage-Pedersen, A. V. Lavrinenko, and P. I. Borel, Phys. Rev. B 76, 035103 (2007).
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H. K. Tsang, C. S. Wong, T. K. Liang, I. E. Day, S. W. Roberts, A. Harpin, J. Drake, and M. Asghari, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 416 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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A. S. Sudbo, Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 381 (1994).
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H. K. Tsang, C. S. Wong, T. K. Liang, I. E. Day, S. W. Roberts, A. Harpin, J. Drake, and M. Asghari, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 416 (2002).
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M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, Nature 441, 960 (2006).
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A. S. Sudbo, Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 381 (1994).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Perspective layout and top-view SEM images of rectangular R300 (left) and slot S130 (right) wire waveguides. The dimensions are given in nanometers. (b) Schematic of the Fourier imaging principle.

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Fig. 2

Optical Fourier space images of the R300 wire waveguide at λ = 1620 nm for (a) Y = 1 μ m and (c) Y = 3 μ m ; (b) corresponding transverse intensity profiles.

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Fig. 3

(a) Experimental (dots) and theoretical (dots and line) dispersion curves of the TE (black) and TM (gray) modes propagating in the rectangular and slot nanowires. (b) Experimental group index dispersion curves.

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