An optical assembly for realizing horizontal and vertical spot-size conversion to couple light from a thin waveguide to a thick waveguide is disclosed. The assembly comprises at least one first thin waveguide with a first section having a first optical mode field and a horizontal spot-size expansion section providing spot-size conversion for a first horizontal dimension of said first optical mode field of a light beam propagating in said first waveguide, and at least one second thick waveguide with a second section having a second optical mode field and a horizontal spot-size reduction section providing spot-size conversion for a second horizontal dimension of said second optical mode field of a light beam propagating in said second waveguide. The expanded end of said first waveguide is aligned and rotated to interface with the reduced end of said second waveguide, so that the mode fields in said first and second waveguides are rotated 90 degrees with respect to each other, whereby the spot size of a light beam so coupled between the first and second waveguides is expanded or shrunk in both transverse dimensions, depending on the direction of the light beam.
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|IPC||G02B 6/ 30 A I|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2021|
|MoE publication type||H1 Granted patent|