• A general approach for robust integrated polarization rotators 

      Alonso-Ramos, C.; Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Cheben, Pavel; Vivien, Laurent; [et al.] (International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013)
      Integrated polarization rotators suffer from very high sensitivity to fabrication errors. A polarization rotator scheme that substantially increases fabrication tolerances is proposed. In the proposed scheme, two tunable ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • Subwavelength metamaterial engineering for silicon photonics 

      Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Soler-Penades, Jordi; Luque-González, Jose Manuel; Sarmiento-Merenguel, Darío; [et al.] (2017-02-06)
      Waveguides structured at the subwavelength scale frustrate di raction and behave as optical metamaterials with controllable refractive index. These structures have found widespread applications in silicon photonics, ranging ...
    • Subwavelength metamaterial for communications and sensing 

      Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Sanchez Postigo, Alejandro; Hadij-ElHouati, Abdelfettah; Pereira-Martin, Daniel; Luque-González, José Manuel; [et al.] (2018-10-29)
      Silicon photonics is considered a breakthrough technology with strong impact in areas as diverse as data center interconnection, high performance computing, the deployment of 5G future communication systems or lab-on-a-chip ...
    • Subwavelength-grating metamaterial integrated devices for the near- and mid-infrared wavelengths 

      Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Wangüemert-Pérez, J. Gonzalo; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Halir, Robert; Pereira-Martín, Daniel; [et al.] (2021)
      The subwavelength patterning of planar structures is now widely used in silicon photonics, enabling the synthesis of metamaterials with engineered optical properties, including refractive index, dispersion, and anisotropy. ...
    • Ultra-broadband Silicon Photonic Multimode Interference Coupler 

      Halir, Robert; Cheben, Pavel; Luque-González, Jose Manuel; Sarmiento-Merenguel, Jose Darío; Schmid, Jens; [et al.] (ECIO, 2017)
      In integrated optics, multimode interference couplers (MMIs) are used as light-wave splitters and combiners in a wide variety of devices ranging from spectrometers to sensors and coherent optical receivers. While their ...