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Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics

Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics
Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics
We introduce a hyperuniform-disordered platform for the realization of near-infrared photonic devices on a silicon-on-insulator platform, demonstrating the functionality of these structures in a flexible silicon photonics integrated circuit platform unconstrained by crystalline symmetries. The designs proposed advantageously leverage the large, complete, and isotropic photonic band gaps provided by hyperuniform disordered structures. An integrated design for a compact, sub-volt, sub-fJ/bit, hyperuniform-clad, electrically controlled resonant optical modulator suitable for fabrication in the silicon photonics ecosystem is presented along with simulation results. We also report results for passive device elements, including waveguides and resonators, which are seamlessly integrated with conventional silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides and vertical couplers. We show that the hyperuniform-disordered platform enables improved compactness, enhanced energy efficiency, and better temperature stability compared to the silicon photonics devices based on rib and strip waveguides.
silicon photonics, hyperuniform disordered photonic structures, waveguides, modulators, resonators
2045-2322
Milošević, Milan M.
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Man, Weining
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Steinhardt, Paul J.
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Torquato, Salvatore
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Chaikin, Paul M.
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Amoah, Timothy
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Yu, Bowen
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Mullen, Ruth Ann
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Milošević, Milan M., Man, Weining, Nahal, Geev, Steinhardt, Paul J., Torquato, Salvatore, Chaikin, Paul M., Amoah, Timothy, Yu, Bowen, Mullen, Ruth Ann and Florescu, Marian (2019) Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics. Scientific Reports, 9 (20338), [20338]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56692-5).

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We introduce a hyperuniform-disordered platform for the realization of near-infrared photonic devices on a silicon-on-insulator platform, demonstrating the functionality of these structures in a flexible silicon photonics integrated circuit platform unconstrained by crystalline symmetries. The designs proposed advantageously leverage the large, complete, and isotropic photonic band gaps provided by hyperuniform disordered structures. An integrated design for a compact, sub-volt, sub-fJ/bit, hyperuniform-clad, electrically controlled resonant optical modulator suitable for fabrication in the silicon photonics ecosystem is presented along with simulation results. We also report results for passive device elements, including waveguides and resonators, which are seamlessly integrated with conventional silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides and vertical couplers. We show that the hyperuniform-disordered platform enables improved compactness, enhanced energy efficiency, and better temperature stability compared to the silicon photonics devices based on rib and strip waveguides.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 December 2019
Published date: 30 December 2019
Keywords: silicon photonics, hyperuniform disordered photonic structures, waveguides, modulators, resonators

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Local EPrints ID: 437302
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437302
ISSN: 2045-2322
PURE UUID: 0813ec9b-6b6d-4761-b584-4e556bedb47f

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2020 17:30
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Author: Weining Man
Author: Geev Nahal
Author: Paul J. Steinhardt
Author: Salvatore Torquato
Author: Paul M. Chaikin
Author: Timothy Amoah
Author: Bowen Yu
Author: Ruth Ann Mullen
Author: Marian Florescu

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