• Customized spectral filters using cladding-modulated Bragg gratings in silicon waveguides. 

      Pereira-Martín, Daniel; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Luque-González, José Manuel; Hadij-ElHouati, Abdelfettah; Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; [et al.] (European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) 2021., 2021-09-13)
      Waveguide Bragg gratings are expected to play an important role in diverse applications of photonic integrated circuits. Here, we present our latest progress in implementing Bragg filters with a customized spectral response ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...