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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 26 — Dec. 27, 2004
  • pp: 6553–6558

Improved N-port optical quasi-circulator by using a pair of orthogonal holographic spatial-and polarization-modules

Jing-Heng Chen, Po-Jen Hsieh, Jiun-You Lin, and Der-Chin Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 26, pp. 6553-6558 (2004)

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Based on the flexibilities of light beam propagation in three dimensions, we propose an improved N-port optical quasi-circulator by using a pair of orthogonal holographic spatial- and polarization- modules. All optical elements are located in parallel planes that are perpendicular to the optical axis. The number of optical elements is decreased, and a higher performance optical quasi-circulator without crosstalk and polarization mode dispersion can be easily achieved. A prototype of 5-port polarization-independent optical quasi-circulator operating at a wavelength of 1300nm was assembled and tested to show its validities.

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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:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Published: December 27, 2004

Jing-Heng Chen, Po-Jen Hsieh, Jiun-You Lin, and Der-Chin Su, "Improved N-port optical quasi-circulator by using a pair of orthogonal holographic spatial- and polarization- modules," Opt. Express 12, 6553-6558 (2004)

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