We demonstrate a polarization-preserving optical circulator for large aperture directional beam separation at 1.5 μm. The device utilizes a magnetless latching Faraday rotator to enable large, 11-mm aperture and high-power handling up to 100 W/cm2.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
J. M. Roth, R. Bland, and S. Libby, "Large-aperture, polarization-preserving optical circulator," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA26.