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   Vol.E92-C    No.2    pp.217-223
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E92.C.217
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section 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.