Ultra-small Silicon photonic wire waveguide devices

Tao Chu, Hirohito Yamada, Shigeru Nakamura, Masashige Ishizaka, Masatoshi Tokushima, Yutaka Urino, Satomi Ishida, Yasuhiko Arakawa

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Silicon photonic devices based on silicon photonic wire waveguides are especially attractive devices, since they can be ultracompact 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, 1 × 2, 1 × 4, 1 × 8 and 4 × 4 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Optical devices
  • Optical waveguide
  • Photonic wire
  • Silicon photonics


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