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Highly efficient coupling from an optical fiber to a nanoscale silicon optomechanical cavity

Gröblacher, Simon and Hill, Jeff T. and Safavi-Naeini, Amir H. and Chan, Jasper and Painter, Oskar (2013) Highly efficient coupling from an optical fiber to a nanoscale silicon optomechanical cavity. Applied Physics Letters, 103 (18). Art. No. 181104. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130917-142826113

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Abstract

We demonstrate highly efficient coupling of light from an optical fiber to a silicon photonic crystal optomechanical cavity. The fiber-to-cavity coupling utilizes a compact (L ≈ 25 µm) intermediate adiabatic coupler. The optical coupling is lithographically controlled, broadband, relatively insensitive to fiber misalignment, and allows for light to be transferred from an optical fiber to, in principle, any photonic chip with refractive index greater than that of the optical fiber. Here we demonstrate single-sided cavity coupling with a total fiber-to-cavity optical power coupling efficiency of 85%.


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http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.1181arXivDiscussion Paper
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Painter, Oskar0000-0002-1581-9209
Additional Information:© 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. Received 4 September 2013; accepted 9 October 2013; published online 28 October 2013. The authors would like to thank J. D. Thompson and N. de Leon for valuable discussions. This work was supported by the AFOSR Hybrid Nanophotonics MURI, the DARPA/MTO ORCHID program through a grant from the AFOSR, and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. ASN and JC gratefully acknowledge support from NSERC. SG was supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)UNSPECIFIED
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Marie Curie FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Highly efficient coupling from an optical fiber to a nanoscale silicon optomechanical cavity Gröblacher, Simon and Hill, Jeff T. and Safavi-Naeini, Amir H. and Chan, Jasper and Painter, Oskar, Applied Physics Letters, 103, 181104 (2013), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4826924
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