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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2005
  • pp: 1032–1038

Numerical modeling of polarization conversion in semiconductor electro-optic modulators

Salah S. A. Obayya, Shyqyri Haxha, B. M. Azizur Rahman, and Kenneth T. V. Grattan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 6, pp. 1032-1038 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.001032


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Abstract

An accurate numerical simulation study of a polarization conversion phenomenon in deeply etched semiconductor electro-optic waveguide modulators is presented. Based on a powerful and versatile finite element package, the effect of various imperfect fabrication conditions on unwanted and unexpected polarization conversion in electro-optic semiconductor modulators is, for the first time to our knowledge reported and explained in terms of its origin.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2004
Published: February 20, 2005

Citation
Salah S. A. Obayya, Shyqyri Haxha, B. M. Azizur Rahman, and Kenneth T. V. Grattan, "Numerical modeling of polarization conversion in semiconductor electro-optic modulators," Appl. Opt. 44, 1032-1038 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-6-1032


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