• A broadband polarization splitter directional coupler based on tilted subwavelengh grating metamaterials 

      Luque-González, José Manuel; Herrero-Bermello, Alaine; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Sánchez-Rodriguez, Marina; Velasco, Aitor V.; [et al.] (2020-12-03)
      Tilted subwavelength gratings (SWG) allows anisotropy tailorable metamaterials with applications in polarization management. Based on this concept, here we experimentally demonstrate a broadband directional-couplerbased ...
    • 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 ...
    • Butler Matrix Based Six-port Passive Junction 

      Moscoso Mártir, Álvaro; Ávila Ruiz, Jose Manuel; Durán Valdeiglesias, Elena; Moreno Pozas, Laureano; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; [et al.] (2014-02-03)
      In this work we propose the utilization of the Butler matrix as a six-port I/Q demodulator. The inherent symmetry of its topology allows to overcome the intrinsic amplitude and phase imbalances of the traditional approaches ...
    • Caracterización y Simulación de un Diodo Schottky de Microondas 

      Moreno Pozas, Laureano; Durán Valdeiglesias, Elena; Ávila Ruiz, Juan Manuel; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo (2013-09)
      Microwave diode models included in commercial simulators use a large set of parameters, so they are often difficult to set up in order to match the actual response of a specific device. In this paper a simple model for a ...
    • 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.
    • Curved waveguide grating demultiplexer (CWG) with a flattened response via bimodal output waveguides 

      Hadij ElHouati, Abdel; Halir, Robert; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Wanguemert-Perez, Juan Gonzalo; Schmid, J.H.; [et al.] (2022-05-08)
      We demonstrate a compact wavelength demultiplexer for the silicon-on-insulator platform based on the curved waveguide grating (CWG) architecture. The proposed device uses bi- modal output waveguides to achieve a low-loss ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Designing polarization management devices by tilting subwavelength grating structures 

      Luque-González, José Manuel; Herrero-Bermello, Alaine; Ortega-Moñux, Alejandro; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; 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 ...
    • Discriminador de frecuencia basado en resonadores “dual-mode” sintonizables 

      Moscoso Mártir, Álvaro; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo; Hong, Jiasheng (2013-09)
      In this paper a novel varactor-tuned frequency discriminator that makes use of two tunable dual-mode microstrip resonators is demonstrated. In this circuit, the two tuned modes of the resonators are used independently to ...
    • 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 filtros paso-banda mediante cavidades resonantes en tecnología SIW multicapa 

      De-Oliva-Rubio, Jose; López Berrocal, Benito; Molina-Fernandez, Iñigo (2017)
      This document discusses the design of coupled resonators band-pass microwave filters. The resonators are implemented as substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) rectangular cavities, which are piled vertically in a multilayer ...
    • 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 ...