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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2001–2006

Holographic spatial walk-off polarizer and its application to a 4-port polarization-independent optical circulator

Jing-Heng Chen, Der-Chin Su, and Jung-Chieh Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2001-2006 (2003)

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Based on the coupled-wave theory, a holographic spatial walk-off polarizer (HSWP) is designed. This HSWP is a transmission-type phase volume holographic grating on a substrate and its optical recording geometry can be derived from Chen’s corrected methodology with a desired reconstruction condition. A pair of fabricated HSWPs with the splitting angle of 60° is applied to assemble a new type of 4-port polarization-independent optical circulator. The operating principles and the characteristics of the proposed HSWP and the prototype optical circulator are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: July 31, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

Jing-Heng Chen, Der-Chin Su, and Jung-Chieh Su, "Holographic spatial walk-off polarizer and its application to a 4-port polarization-independent optical circulator," Opt. Express 11, 2001-2006 (2003)

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