Vertical-coupling optical interface for on-chip optical interconnection

Hirohito Yamada, Michinao Nozawa, Masao Kinoshita, Keishi Ohashi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We present a vertical-coupling optical interface with a grating coupler for transmitting and receiving optical signals between single-mode optical fibers and microphotonic waveguides with a view to realize on-chip optical interconnection. The optical interface consisting of a simple grating structure with a reflective mirror and an optical power combiner exhibits high optical coupling efficiency and wide tolerance range for the misalignment of optical fibers. The optical interface exhibits high coupling efficiency even if the optical input is almost vertical to the chip surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-703
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 17
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

optical coupling
chips
optical fibers
gratings
misalignment
couplers
optical communication
mirrors
waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Vertical-coupling optical interface for on-chip optical interconnection. / Yamada, Hirohito; Nozawa, Michinao; Kinoshita, Masao; Ohashi, Keishi.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 2, 17.01.2011, p. 698-703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yamada, Hirohito ; Nozawa, Michinao ; Kinoshita, Masao ; Ohashi, Keishi. / Vertical-coupling optical interface for on-chip optical interconnection. In: Optics Express. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 698-703.
@article{1c46950b5bbf4d89973f698d41be0403,
title = "Vertical-coupling optical interface for on-chip optical interconnection",
abstract = "We present a vertical-coupling optical interface with a grating coupler for transmitting and receiving optical signals between single-mode optical fibers and microphotonic waveguides with a view to realize on-chip optical interconnection. The optical interface consisting of a simple grating structure with a reflective mirror and an optical power combiner exhibits high optical coupling efficiency and wide tolerance range for the misalignment of optical fibers. The optical interface exhibits high coupling efficiency even if the optical input is almost vertical to the chip surface.",
author = "Hirohito Yamada and Michinao Nozawa and Masao Kinoshita and Keishi Ohashi",
year = "2011",
month = "1",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1364/OE.19.000698",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "698--703",
journal = "Optics Express",
issn = "1094-4087",
publisher = "The Optical Society",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Vertical-coupling optical interface for on-chip optical interconnection

AU - Yamada, Hirohito

AU - Nozawa, Michinao

AU - Kinoshita, Masao

AU - Ohashi, Keishi

PY - 2011/1/17

Y1 - 2011/1/17

N2 - We present a vertical-coupling optical interface with a grating coupler for transmitting and receiving optical signals between single-mode optical fibers and microphotonic waveguides with a view to realize on-chip optical interconnection. The optical interface consisting of a simple grating structure with a reflective mirror and an optical power combiner exhibits high optical coupling efficiency and wide tolerance range for the misalignment of optical fibers. The optical interface exhibits high coupling efficiency even if the optical input is almost vertical to the chip surface.

AB - We present a vertical-coupling optical interface with a grating coupler for transmitting and receiving optical signals between single-mode optical fibers and microphotonic waveguides with a view to realize on-chip optical interconnection. The optical interface consisting of a simple grating structure with a reflective mirror and an optical power combiner exhibits high optical coupling efficiency and wide tolerance range for the misalignment of optical fibers. The optical interface exhibits high coupling efficiency even if the optical input is almost vertical to the chip surface.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78751484562&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78751484562&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1364/OE.19.000698

DO - 10.1364/OE.19.000698

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 698

EP - 703

JO - Optics Express

JF - Optics Express

SN - 1094-4087

IS - 2

ER -