• 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 ...
    • Are spanish university students ready for lectures in english? 

      Halir, Robert; Yelamos-Guerra, Salomé (2017-07-05)
      Content Language Integrated Learning is attracting increasing attention at the University Level. However, the capabilities and expectations of students regarding subjects in a second language are often not clear. We ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bringing Optical Communications to the General Public: an Innovative Bachelor Thesis 

      Halir, Robert; Pardo-García, Víctor; Godoy-Rubio, Rafael (2015-11-18)
      The United Nations “International year of light 2015” strives to highlight the importance of optical technologies in our everyday lives. Fibre optic communication is one such technology: the growth of internet and its ...
    • Colorless devices and reception techniques for polarization multiplexed communications 

      Halir, Robert; Reyes-Iglesias, Pedro; 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-Fernández, Íñigo; 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.
    • 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, ...
    • Designing polarization management devices by tilting subwavelength grating structures 

      Luque-González, José Manuel; Herrero-Bermello, Alaine; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Molina-Fernández, Íñigo; Velasco, Aitor V.; [et al.] (2019-05-03)
      Subwavelength gratings (SWG) are periodic structures which behave as controllable homogeneous metamaterials. SWGs are extremely interesting when they are used in platforms with a limited choice of material refractive indices, ...
    • 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 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-Fernández, Íñigo; 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 and small footprint spot size converters based on SWG metamaterial lenses 

      Luque-González, José Manuel; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Halir, Robert; Schmid, Jens H.; [et al.] (2018-06-28)
      Spot size converters with high expansion ratio are required in a variety of situations. This is the case of non-focusing Silicon on Insulator (SOI) fiber-to-chip grating couplers, which typically require long adiabatic ...
    • 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.
    • Integrated coherent reception and polarization management for next generation access networks. 

      Sarmiento Merenguel, Jose Dario (UMA Editorial, 2017-10-30)
      La fotónica, entendida como la ciencia de generar, detectar y manipular la luz, subyace bajo infinidad de tecnologías desde su aparición a principios de los años 60. Existe un amplio abanico de aplicaciones fotónicas que ...
    • Low limit of detection silicon photonic sensor with extremely-low-cost laser source 

      Leuermann, Jonas; Fernández-Gavela, Adrián; Lechuga, Laura M.; Sánchez-Postigo, Alejandro; Halir, Robert; [et al.] (2020-10-06)
      Integrated photonic biosensors have demonstrated low bulk detection limits down to 1e−7 refractive index units. Nevertheless, most rely on expensive optical sources, such as DFB lasers. Here, we experimentally demonstrate ...