OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 558–

Polarization Switching by TM Passing of Laminated Cover

Alessandro Massaro, Federico Cavallari, and Tullio Rozzi

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 558- (2004)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (718 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

This paper investigates transverse-electric-transverse-magnetic (TM) conversion properties of an integrated optical polarization switch realized by means of a TM-pass waveguide polarizer, whose cladding consists of an obliquely deposited thick film. This waveguide polarizer is more compact, stable, and inexpensive to realize than a hybrid waveguide polarizer using birefringent crystal as cladding. By utilizing the TM-passing property of the anisotropic cover of a rib waveguide, the polarization is selected by means of the electrooptic effect.

© 2004 IEEE

Citation
Alessandro Massaro, Federico Cavallari, and Tullio Rozzi, "Polarization Switching by TM Passing of Laminated Cover," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 558- (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-22-2-558


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. Cambridge: U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1980.
  2. T. Motohiro and Y. Taga, "Thin film retardation plate by oblique deposition", Appl. Opt., vol. 28, pp. 2466-2482, 1989.
  3. H. A. Macleod, "Structure-related optical properties of thin films", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A Vac. Surf. Films, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 418-422, May/June 1986.
  4. K. Baba, T. Iden and M. Miyagi, "TM-pass glass waveguide polarizer with periodic multilayer cladding overlaid with isotropic dielectric media", Electron. Lett., vol. 36, pp. 1461-1462, Aug. 2000.
  5. K. Shiraishi and K. Matsumura, "Fabrication of spatial walk-off polarizing films by oblique deposition", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 30, pp. 2417-2420, Oct. 1994.
  6. L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda and D. Mihalache, "Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin film", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 2027-2033, Oct. 1995 .
  7. L. Torner, J. Recolons and J. P. Torres, "Guided-to-leaky mode transition in uniaxial optical slab waveguides", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 11, pp. 1592-1600, Oct. 1993.
  8. L. Torner, F. Canal and J. Hernandez-Marco, "Leaky modes in multilayer uniaxial optical waveguides", Appl. Opt., vol. 29, pp. 2805 -2814, June 1990.
  9. M. I. D'yakonov, "New type of electromagnetic wave propagating at an interface", JETP Sov. Phys., vol. 67, pp. 714-716, 1988.
  10. L. Torner, J. P. Torres and D. Mihalache, "New type of guided waves in birefringent media", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 5, pp. 201 -203, Feb. 1993.
  11. T. K. Gaylord and A. Knoesen, "Passive integrated optical anisotropy-based devices", J. Mod. Opt., vol. 35, pp. 925-946, 1988.
  12. A. Knoesen, T. K. Gaylord and M. G. Moharam, "Hybrid guided modes in uniaxial dielectric planar waveguides", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 1083-1104, June 1988.
  13. D. W. Berreman, "Optics in stratified and anisotropic media: 4 × 4 matrix formalism", J. Opt. Soc. Amer., vol. 62, pp. 502-510, 1972.
  14. A. Yariv, Optical Electronics for Modern Communications, 5th ed. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997.
  15. N. Grossard, H. Porte, J. P. Vilcot, B. Bèche and J. P. Goedgebuer, "AlGaAs-GaAs polarization converter with electrooptic phase mismatch control", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, pp. 830-832, Aug. 2001.
  16. H. Porte, R. Ferrier and J. P. Goedgebuer, "Integrated waveguide modulator using an LiNbO3 TE-TM converter for electrooptic coherence modulation of light", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 892-897, June 1988.
  17. L. Thylèn, "Integrated optics in LiNbO 3: Recent developments in devices for telecommunications", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 847-861, June 1988.
  18. S. Thaniyavarn, "Wavelength-independent, optical-damage-immune LiNbO3 TE-TM mode converter", Opt. Lett. , vol. 11, pp. 39-41, Jan. 1986.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited