We developed a polarization scrambler with an embedded polarizer, angled at approximately 45° on the input side of the waveguide. The degree of polarization (DOP) of this scrambler is highly stable with the DOP less than 5% at 1558 ± 2 nm and less than 6% at approximately 10-40°C. These scramblers are useful for long-haul communication systems and WDM systems.
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S. Shimotsu, T. Saitoh, S. Oikawa, K. Kiuchi, and J. Mi-nowa, "Stabilized 20 GHz LiNbO3 Polarization Scrambler," Appl. Opt. 36, 9091-9092 (1997)