On-Chip Optical Phase Monitoring in Multi-Transverse-Mode Integrated Silicon-Based Optical Processors

  title={On-Chip Optical Phase Monitoring in Multi-Transverse-Mode Integrated Silicon-Based Optical Processors},
  author={Kaveh Rahbardar Mojaver and Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
We design a Multi-Transverse-Mode Optical Processor (MTMOP) on 220 nm thick Silicon Photonics exploiting the first two quasi-transverse electric modes (TE0 and TE1). The objective is to measure the optical phase, required for programming the optical processor, without use of conventional optical phase detection techniques (e.g., coherent detection). In the proposed design, we use a novel but simple building block that converts the optical phase to optical power. Mode TE0 carries the main… 

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