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  title={<formula formulatype="inline"><tex Notation="TeX">\$C\$</tex> </formula>-Band Optical 90<formula formulatype="inline"><tex Notation="TeX">\$^\{\circ\}\$</tex> </formula> Hybrids in Silicon Nanowaveguide Technology},
  author={Karsten Voigt and Lars Zimmermann and G. Winzer and Hui Tian and Bernd Tillack and Klaus Petermann},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
We present a fully passive silicon nanowire-based optical 90° hybrid based on a 4 × 4 multimode interference (MMI) coupler for application in coherent receivers. Simulations show 4×4 MMI coupler performance regarding excess loss, imbalance, bandwidth, and phase accuracy. The 4×4 MMI couplers show stable performance over C-band with excess loss and imbalance<; 0.5 dB and phase accuracy better than 5°. We obtain over C-band minimum extinction ratios of 20 dB.