Loss reduction of photonic crystal waveguide fabricated by the autocloning technology

Kenta Miura, Yasuo Ohtera, Hiroyuki Ohkubo, Takashi Sato, Naoto Akutsu, Masahiro Hikage, Naoto Ishino, Takayuki Kawashima, Shojiro Kawakami

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Abstract

The heterostructured photonic crystal waveguide fabricated by the autocloning technology allows fabrication jointly with other functional devices. Hence, this approach is useful for elemental components for the next-generation high-function planar optical circuits. When this waveguide is used for interconnection of optical circuits, its propagation loss should be as small as possible. In this investigation, Ta2O5/SiO2 is selected as the construction material. Further, by using a waveguide configuration minimizing the scattering loss, substantial loss reduction was achieved. It is especially effective to use a simple flat multilayered film structure. A loss reduction up to a propagation loss of 0.1 dB/mm was realized. The present waveguide has a small coupling loss of 0.43 dB with an existing optical fiber (a high-Δ fiber with a mode field diameter of 2.7 μm) and hence is easily adapted to the optical communication system. The heterostructured photonic crystal waveguide is thus extremely practical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume88
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Autocloning
  • Heterostructured
  • Photonic crystal
  • TaO/ SiO
  • Waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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