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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2992–2998

Efficient and broadband guided wave one-way mode-order conversion with theoretical and numerical analysis

Kadir Üstün and Hamza Kurt  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 2992-2998 (2013)

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In this article, an efficient method of asymmetric conversion of guided modes is investigated. From a basic excitation consisting of (mainly) the lowest-order mode of the input multimode strip waveguide, we achieve a conversion efficiency of 60% on average, in the forward propagation case, while the backward propagation is suppressed below 10%. The analytical formulation is based on electromagnetic wave theory with orthogonality relations. Affirmative results between the theoretical and numerical findings based on time and frequency domain analysis are observed. The results of this study will increase the ease of implementing an optical isolator if the breaking time-reversal symmetry could be achieved by nonlinear optics or magneto-optic configurations.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 25, 2013

Kadir Üstün and Hamza Kurt, "Efficient and broadband guided wave one-way mode-order conversion with theoretical and numerical analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2992-2998 (2013)

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