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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 25264–25270

Silicon waveguide based TE mode converter

Jing Zhang, Tsung-Yang Liow, Mingbin Yu, Guo-Qiang Lo, and Dim-Lee Kwong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 25264-25270 (2010)

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A silicon waveguide based TE mode converter was designed for the mode conversion between a horizontal waveguide and vertical waveguide in the two-layer structure waveguide based polarization diversity circuit. The TE mode converter’s performance was studied. The polarization mode converter with minimum length of 5μm was demonstrated to provide the TE mode conversion while maintaining the polarization status. The insertion loss at the transition region was less than 2dB.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

Jing Zhang, Tsung-Yang Liow, Mingbin Yu, Guo-Qiang Lo, and Dim-Lee Kwong, "Silicon waveguide based TE mode converter," Opt. Express 18, 25264-25270 (2010)

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