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Students' final project published in "Matrerials" magazine


An article which is based on the final project of Tal Zanzury and Bar Baruch Ben Zaken, both students at the Faculty of Engineering at HIT, mentored by Dr. Dror Malka, was published in the prestigious "Materials" magazine.

The article : An 8-Channel Wavelength MMI Demultiplexer in Slot Waveguide Structures

We propose a novel 8-channel wavelength multimode interference (MMI) demultiplexer in slot waveguide structures that operate at 1530 nm, 1535 nm, 1540 nm, 1545 nm, 1550 nm, 1555 nm, 1560 nm, and 1565 nm. Gallium nitride (GaN) surrounded by silicon (Si) was found to be a suitable material for the slot-waveguide structures.
The proposed device was designed by seven 1 × 2 MMI couplers, fourteen S-bands, and one input taper. Numerical investigations were carried out on the geometrical parameters using a full vectorial-beam propagation method (FV-BPM).
Simulation results show that the proposed device can transmit 8-channel that works in the whole C-band (1530–1565 nm) with low crosstalk (−19.97–−13.77 dB) and bandwidth (1.8–3.6 nm). Thus, the device can be very useful in optical networking systems that work on dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology.

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Silicon Nanophotonics)