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Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics

Milošević, Milan M., Man, Weining, Nahal, Geev, Steinhardt, Paul J., Torquato, Salvatore, Chaikin, Paul M., Amoah, Timoth, Yu, Bowen, Mullen, Ruth Ann and Florescu, Marian (2019) Hyperuniform disordered waveguides and devices for near infrared silicon photonics Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 20338.

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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 fexible 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 efciency, and better temperature stability compared to the silicon photonics devices based on rib and strip waveguides.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Milošević, Milan M.
Man, Weining
Nahal, Geev
Steinhardt, Paul J.
Torquato, Salvatore
Chaikin, Paul M.
Amoah, Timoth
Yu, Bowen
Mullen, Ruth Ann
Date : 30 December 2019
Funders : EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-56692-5
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