A magneto-optical isolator with SOI waveguides is demonstrated. The isolator is fabricated by direct-bonding a magneto-optic garnet onto the SOI waveguides. Nonreciprocal phase shift is observed and the isolation ratio of 21 dB is obtained.
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Y. Shoji, H. Yokoi, I. Hsieh, R. M. Osgood, Jr., and T. Mizumoto, "Magneto-Optical Isolator with SOI Waveguide," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuC8.