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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 072401–

Transforming information from spin encoding to route encoding

Aiping Liu, Xiao Xiong, Xifeng Ren, and Guangcan Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 072401- (2014)

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Spin (polarization) is widely used in free-space optics, while in photonic integrated circuits (PICs), information is usually encoded in optical route. So a practical way to connect these two encoding methods is necessary for information communication. In this letter, an encoding convertor is designed to connect spin encoding and route encoding. Finite element method is used to calculate the conversion efficiency and extinction ratio of the encoding convertor and the theoretical analyses are also given. Our protocol shows a friendly way to convert optical spin information to route information, which will promote the compatibility of free-space optics and PICs.

© 2014 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Aiping Liu, Xiao Xiong, Xifeng Ren, and Guangcan Guo, "Transforming information from spin encoding to route encoding," Chin. Opt. Lett. 12, 072401- (2014)

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