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4-by-4 integrated waveguide coupler based on bi-directional propagation in two single-mode waveguides

4-by-4 integrated waveguide coupler based on bi-directional propagation in two single-mode waveguides
4-by-4 integrated waveguide coupler based on bi-directional propagation in two single-mode waveguides
We propose and investigate theoretically the use of bi-directional propagation of light in silica integrated coupled waveguide structures for linear optical processing of fiber-coupled photons. We show that the class of linear operations that can be implemented in such a system is given by symmetric and unitary matrices. We present how an arbitrary $4\times 4$ coupler of this form can be realized by a linear sequence of more fundamental $2\times 2$ couplers and single-waveguide phase shifters and discuss in detail the implementation in a silica integrated platform utilizing direct UV-written waveguides and long- and short-period grating couplers with tilted gratings for optimized coupling efficiency.
Bragg gratings, Bragg gratings, Couplings, Gratings, Optical coupling, Optical waveguides, Optical waveguides, Silicon compounds, Transmission line matrix methods, quantum processing
1943-0655
Weisen, Mathias John
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Gates, James C.
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Weisen, Mathias John, Gates, James C., Gawith, Corin, Smith, Peter G.R. and Horak, Peter (2020) 4-by-4 integrated waveguide coupler based on bi-directional propagation in two single-mode waveguides. IEEE Photonics Journal. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2020.3040073).

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We propose and investigate theoretically the use of bi-directional propagation of light in silica integrated coupled waveguide structures for linear optical processing of fiber-coupled photons. We show that the class of linear operations that can be implemented in such a system is given by symmetric and unitary matrices. We present how an arbitrary $4\times 4$ coupler of this form can be realized by a linear sequence of more fundamental $2\times 2$ couplers and single-waveguide phase shifters and discuss in detail the implementation in a silica integrated platform utilizing direct UV-written waveguides and long- and short-period grating couplers with tilted gratings for optimized coupling efficiency.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 November 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 November 2020
Keywords: Bragg gratings, Bragg gratings, Couplings, Gratings, Optical coupling, Optical waveguides, Optical waveguides, Silicon compounds, Transmission line matrix methods, quantum processing

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Local EPrints ID: 445555
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445555
ISSN: 1943-0655
PURE UUID: 8d588bfb-9843-417a-b318-1a3716cb1431
ORCID for Mathias John Weisen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0387-972X
ORCID for James C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for Corin Gawith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558
ORCID for Peter G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Date deposited: 16 Dec 2020 17:31
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:59

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