Extremely efficient coupling of silica toroid microresonator to silicon chip with photonic crystal waveguide

Yuyang Zhuang, Hajime Kumazaki, Shun Fujii, Takasumi Tanabe

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Abstract

Compact and low-loss coupling to whispering gallery mode (WGM) microresonators is important for a wide range of applications from fundamental physics to sensing and lasing, including a microresonator frequency comb. High-Q microresonators have been fabricated with silica and crystalline WGMs but highly efficient, robust, and compact coupling remained a challenge [1]. Although coupling to a silicon (Si) chip will allow a variety of applications, the major challenge is the large refractive index mismatch between high-Q microresonators (e.g., silica; nsilica = 1.44) and the commonly used photonic platforms (e.g., Si; nSi = 3.48) [2]. The large refractive index difference leads to a large phase mismatch. Here we found and demonstrated experimentally that extremely efficient coupling between a WGM and a Si chip is possible by using a 2D photonic crystal (PhC) waveguide (WG).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jun 232019 Jun 27

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F140-CLEO_Europe 2019

Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period19/6/2319/6/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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