We present the development of a monolithically integratable optical isolator. The device is a semiconductor optical amplifier with magnetized ferromagnetic metal contact. 12.7dB isolation and optical transparency are demonstrated. The spectral dependence is studied.
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W. Van Parys, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, B. Dagens, J. Decobert, O. Le Gouezigou, D. Make, R. Vanheertum, and L. Lagae, "TM-mode AlGaInAs/InP Amplifying Waveguide Optical Isolator with 12.7dB Isolation," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ITuG3.
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