Subwavelength waveguide devices for near and mid-Infrared applications – Presented by Alejandro Ortega-Moñux, Photonics & RF Research Lab, University of Málaga (UMA) at the 19th edition European Conference on Integrated Optics, which takes place on 3 – 5 April 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology, Blauwe Zaal in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Subwavelength gratings are periodic structures with a pitch smaller than the wavelength of the propagating wave, so diffraction effects are suppressed. Subwavelength engineered structures behave as artificial metamaterials with controlled optical properties. In this talk we present an overview of our recent advances in the field of silicon subwavelength waveguide devices. We will provide some details of the design process and then we will focus on different devices of practical interest, such as ultra-broadband multimode interference couplers, evanescent field sensors, and suspended waveguides for Mid-infrared applications.
About Alejandro Ortega-Moñux
Alejandro Ortega Moñux is an associate professor at Málaga University. He has coauthored more than 80 papers in journals and conference proceedings. His research interest is in the area of the modeling and design of high performance integrated photonic devices for communications and sensing applications.
About Photonics & RF Research Lab, University of Málaga (UMA)
The Photonics & RF Research Lab is a part of the Communications Engineering Group of the University of Málaga (Spain). The group carries out an intense research activity in the fields of radio-frequency, microwaves and photonics engineering. Nowadays, our main activity is in the design of integrated photonic circuits (PICs) using different technological platforms.