Abstract—This paper proposes new designs for optical signal processing elements based on solely on the combination of single mode waveguides and 2x2 multimode interference (MMI) couplers on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform. For the first time, it is shown how optical Hadamard and Haar wavelet transforms may be implemented on an SOI platform using these passive planar devices. The designs for these devices are optimized using the three dimensional beam propagation method (3D BPM).
Index Terms—Optical waveguides, multimode interference devices, optical signal processing, optical transforms.
Trung-Thanh Le was with Department of Electronic Engineering, La Trobe University, Australia. (Phone: +61-3-9479 3731; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). He is now with the Department of Information Technology, The College of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Cite: Trung-Thanh Le, "The Design of Optical Signal Transforms Based on Planar Waveguides on a Silicon on Insulator Platform," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 245-251, 2010.