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Suspended silicon mid-infrared waveguide devices with subwavelength grating metamaterial cladding

Suspended silicon mid-infrared waveguide devices with subwavelength grating metamaterial cladding
Suspended silicon mid-infrared waveguide devices with subwavelength grating metamaterial cladding
We present several fundamental photonic building blocks based on suspended silicon waveguides supported by a lateral cladding comprising subwavelength grating metamaterial. We discuss the design, fabrication, and characterization of waveguide bends, multimode interference devices and Mach-Zehnder interferometers for the 3715 - 3800 nm wavelength range, demonstrated for the first time in this platform. The waveguide propagation loss of 0.82 dB/cm is reported, some of the lowest loss yet achieved in silicon waveguides for this wavelength range. These results establish a direct path to ultimately extending the operational wavelength range of silicon wire waveguides to the entire transparency window of silicon.
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Ortega-Moñux, A.
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Soler Penades, J., Ortega-Moñux, A., Nedeljković, M., Wangüemert-Pérez, J. G., Halir, R., Khokhar, A. Z., Alonso-Ramos, C., Qu, Z., Molina-Fernández, I., Cheben, P. and Mashanovich, G. Z. (2016) Suspended silicon mid-infrared waveguide devices with subwavelength grating metamaterial cladding. Optics Express, 24 (20), 22908-22916. (doi:10.1364/OE.24.022908).

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We present several fundamental photonic building blocks based on suspended silicon waveguides supported by a lateral cladding comprising subwavelength grating metamaterial. We discuss the design, fabrication, and characterization of waveguide bends, multimode interference devices and Mach-Zehnder interferometers for the 3715 - 3800 nm wavelength range, demonstrated for the first time in this platform. The waveguide propagation loss of 0.82 dB/cm is reported, some of the lowest loss yet achieved in silicon waveguides for this wavelength range. These results establish a direct path to ultimately extending the operational wavelength range of silicon wire waveguides to the entire transparency window of silicon.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 August 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 September 2016
Published date: 3 October 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors

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Local EPrints ID: 397393
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397393
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 449f201b-23a1-44f6-8cde-8aca8d43466e
ORCID for J. Soler Penades: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1706-8533
ORCID for M. Nedeljković: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9170-7911

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2016 09:01
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 07:11

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Author: J. Soler Penades ORCID iD
Author: A. Ortega-Moñux
Author: M. Nedeljković ORCID iD
Author: J. G. Wangüemert-Pérez
Author: R. Halir
Author: A. Z. Khokhar
Author: C. Alonso-Ramos
Author: Z. Qu
Author: I. Molina-Fernández
Author: P. Cheben

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