Implementation of SOI-Based Rib Waveguide for High-Speed Optical Interconnect


  • Siti Sarah Md Sallah Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Sawal Hamid Md Ali Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • P. Susthitha Menon Institute of Microengineering and Nanophotonics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43650 Bangi, Malaysia.
  • Nurjuliana Juhari School of Microelectronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Campus Pauh, 02600, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia.
  • Md Shabiul Islam Institute of Microengineering and Nanophotonics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43650 Bangi, Malaysia. Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


Effective Index (neff), Etch Depth (d), Optical Interconnect (OI), Rib Waveguide, Slab Height (h), Width (W)


Silicon based photonics have generated strong interest in recent years, mainly in optical waveguide interconnects for microelectronic circuits. This paper presents a single mode condition (SMC) of SOI-based rib waveguide for high-speed Optical Interconnect (OI) implementation at a circuit level. In OptiBPM, a correlation analysis between two parameters, etched rib thickness (r) and effective index (neff) was investigated to identify the effects of width (W) on the rib waveguide. The waveguide performance of the OI links such as output power, propagation loss and propagation delay was recorded based on OptiSPICE simulation. A wavelength (λ) of 1550 nm has the advantages of low power loss and delay which makes it reliable for high-speed OI applications.


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Md Sallah, S. S., Md Ali, S. H., Menon, P. S., Juhari, N., & Islam, M. S. (2017). Implementation of SOI-Based Rib Waveguide for High-Speed Optical Interconnect. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(2), 17–22. Retrieved from