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Ultra-Small Silicon Photonic Wire Waveguide Devices
Tao CHU Hirohito YAMADA Shigeru NAKAMURA Masashige ISHIZAKA Masatoshi TOKUSHIMA Yutaka URINO Satomi ISHIDA Yasuhiko ARAKAWA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Integrated Photonic Devices)
silicon photonics, photonic wire, optical devices, optical waveguide,
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Silicon photonic devices based on silicon photonic wire waveguides are especially attractive devices, since they can be ultra-compact and low-power consumption. In this paper, we demonstrated various devices fabricated on silicon photonic wire waveguides. They included optical directional couplers, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, 12, 14, 18 and 44 optical switches, ring resonators. The characteristics of these devices show that silicon photonic wire waveguides offer promising platforms in constructing compact and power-saving photonic devices and systems.