Abstract

A polarization-insensitive waveguide crossing based on multimode interference (MMI) couplers is proposed and demonstrated on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform. By utilizing two orthogonal MMIs, the footprint of the device is about 23μm×23μm. The proposed device, easily fabricated with only one fully etched step, is characterized with low insertion losses and low crosstalks for both transverse-electric and transverse-magnetic polarizations from 1520 to 1610 nm bands.

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