• Automatic design of high-performance fiber-chip surface grating couplers based on Floquet-Bloch mode analysis 

      Sánchez Postigo, Alejandro; Xu, Dan-Xia; Hadij-Elhouati, Abdelfettah; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; [et al.] (2018-04-30)
      We propose a new strategy to automatically design highly efficient fiber-chip surface grating couplers. High performance designs are achieved with a substantially reduced computational cost by combining Floquet-Bloch mode ...
    • Colorless devices and reception techniques for polarization multiplexed communications 

      Halir, Robert; Reyes-Iglesias, Pedro Jose; Alonso-Ramos, C.; Sarmiento-Merenguel, Darío; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; [et al.] (2015-06-29)
      Future optical networks call for flexible, high performance and low cost coherent optical receivers. We present here several advances towards such receivers, including integrated optical couplers with ultra-broad bandwidth, as ...
    • Comparing the fundamental limit of detection for interferometric and resonant biosensors with coherent phase read-out 

      Leuermann, Jonas; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Halir, Robert (2019-06-27)
      We compare the limit of detection of coherently interrograted photonic biosensors, using both interferometric and resonant architectures.
    • Desarrollo de herramientas numéricas para el análisis y diseño de dispositivos fototónicos 

      Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro (Universidad de Málaga,Servicio de Publicaciones, 2008)
      En esta Tesis, el objetivo fundamental es mejorar las prestaciones de una familia de técnicas numéricas de simulación de dispositivos ópticos que se conoce con el nombre genérico de Métodos Globales o Espectrales. ...
    • Design of arbitrary optical filters in silicon-on-insulator using evanescently-coupled Bragg gratings 

      Pereira-Martín, Daniel; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Luque-González, José Manuel; Cheben, Pavel; [et al.] (2019-07-10)
      Spectral filters are experiencing an increasing demand in several applications of the silicon- on-insulator (SOI) platform. Many works have demonstrated that arbitrary frequency responses can be synthesized by apodizing ...
    • Design of subwavelength grating metamaterial waveguides for communications and sensing applications 

      Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Luque-González, José Manuel; Pereira Martín, Daniel; Sánchez Postigo, Alejandro; Hadij ElHouati, Abdel; [et al.] (2019-07-04)
      In this work we will cover some of our recent advances in the design of state-of-the-art silicon photonic devices based on all-dielectric subwavelength grating (SWG) metamaterials. Specifically, we will focus on the design ...
    • Designing anisotropy with waveguide subwavelength structures 

      Herrero-Bermello, Alaine; Velasco, Aitor; Schmid, Jens; Cheben, Pavel; Halir, Robert; [et al.] (2018-07-12)
      Silicon sub-wavelength structures have become a versatile design tool for practical, high-performance integrated optical devices, ranging from highly efficient grating couplers to ultra-broadband beam-splitters. Recently, ...
    • Diffractive sidewall grating coupler: towards 2D free-space optics on chip. 

      Hadij-ElHouati, Abdelfettah; Cheben, Pavel; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Halir, Robert; [et al.] (2019-05-02)
      Silicon photonics has been the subject of intense research efforts. In order to implement complex integrated silicon photonic devices and systems, a wide range of robust building blocks is needed. Waveguide couplers are ...
    • Diseño de filtros ópticos integrados con respuesta espectral arbitraria en tecnología de silicio sobre aislante 

      Pereira-Martín, Daniel; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Cheben, Pavel; Schmid, Jens H.; [et al.] (2019-09-10)
      Silicon photonics is one of the most promising technologies nowadays, with myriads of potential applications in communications and sensing. Many of these applications require spectral filters synthesizing arbitrary frequency ...
    • Diseño de grating couplers de orden cero de banda ancha y alta eficiencia para el infrarrojo medio 

      Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Luque-Gonzaléz, José Manuel; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Cheben, Pavel; [et al.] (2017-09-27)
      The mode fields of optical fibers and high-index contrast photonic waveguides have different dimensions, making difficult the coupling of light from one to the other. To solve this problem, surface grating couplers are one ...
    • Engineering sub-wavelength silicon waveguides for sensing applications in the near-infrared and mid-infrared band 

      Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Hadij-ElHouati, Abdelfettah; Leuermann, Jonas; Pérez-Armenta, Carlos; [et al.] (2019-02-08)
      Silicon photonics is one of the most promising candidates to achieve lab-on-a-chip systems. Making use of the evanescent-field sensing principle, it is possible to determine the presence and concentration of substances by ...
    • Engineering the optical properties of silicon using sub-wavelength structures 

      Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Maese-Novo, Alejandro; Pérez-Galacho, Diego; Zavargo-Peche, Luis; [et al.] (IEEE Photonics Society, 2013)
      In most integrated optics platforms, including silicon-on-insulator, only minor modifications in refractive index are possible. The geometry of the waveguiding structure is thus the only degree of freedom for the design ...
    • Enhanced sensitivity subwavelength grating waveguides for silicon photonics sensing applications 

      Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Hadij-El-Houati, Abdelfettah; Sanchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Leuermann, Jonas; Pereira-Martín, Daniel; [et al.] (2019-07-16)
      In this work we will review the enormous potential of subwavelength grating waveguides for sensing applications in the near and mid-infrared bands, demonstrating the capability to engineer the mode profile to maximize the ...
    • Estructuras sub-longutud de onda para el diseño de dispositivos en guía dieléctrica 

      Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Halir, Robert; Cheben, Pavel; Godoy-Rubio, Rafael; [et al.] (Juan Córcoles Ortega et al., 2016)
      Sub-wavelength structures are enabling the design of devices based in dielectric waveguides with unprecedented performance in both the near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelength regions. These devices include fiber-to-chip ...
    • Estudio comparativo de biosensors coherentes basados en estructuras interferométricas y resonantes 

      Molina Fernandez, Iñigo; Leuerman, Jonas; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Halir, Robert (2019-06-18)
      La gran mayoría de los biosensores fotónicos de campo evanescente se basan en arquitecturas interferométricas o resonantes. La determinación analítica del límite de detección (LOD) alcanzable con estas arquitecturas es muy ...
    • High performance silicon photonic devices based on practical metamaterials 

      Halir, Robert; Luque-González, Jose Manuel; Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Herrero-Bermello, Alaine; González-Andrade, David; [et al.] (2019-07-15)
      Subwavelength grating metamaterials are enabling a new generation of high-performance silicon photonic devices. Here we discuss the fundamental physics along with some of the latest advances in this rapidly expanding field.
    • Metamaterial engineered C+L band 90º hybrid with 150 nm feature size 

      Hadij-El-Houati, Abdelfettah; Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Podmore, Hugh; [et al.] (2020-09-28)
      90º hybrids are important components for coherent optical communications. Conventional implementations only cover the C band, while broadband, metamaterial-based devices require sub-100nm feature sizes. We propose a ...
    • Mid-infrared Suspended Waveguide Platform and Building Blocks 

      Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Soler-Penades, Jordi; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Nedeljkovic, Milos; [et al.] (2018-06-05)
      In this work we present our recent progress in the development of a platform for the mid-infrared wavelength range, based on suspended silicon waveguide with subwavelength metamaterial cladding. The platform has some ...
    • Molding silicon waveguide devices with sub-wavelength structures 

      Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Maese-Novo, Alejandro; Pérez-Galacho, Diego; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; [et al.] (2013-09-18)
    • Photonic Reflectometer on Silicon-on-Insulator 

      Halir, Robert (Universidad de Málaga, Servicio de Publicaciones, 2010)
      A photonic reflectometer on Silicon-on-Insulator is designed and experimentally characterized. The reflectometer is a six-port device, composed of multimode interference couplers (MMIs). We propose a design approach for ...