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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 601–608

Multi-port polarization-independent optical quasi-circulators by using a pair of holographic spatial- and polarization- modules

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


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 601-608 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000601


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Abstract

In this paper we proposed an alternative type of multi-port polarization-independent optical quasi-circulator by using a pair of holographic spatial- and polarization- modules. The prototype is fabricated and experimentally tested. In addition, the operating principles, the characteristics and the performances of this device are discussed. The merits of this design include polarization-independence, compactness, high isolation, low polarization mode dispersion, and easy fabrication. Furthermore, the number of ports can be scaled up easily.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Citation
Jing-Heng Chen, Po-Jen Hsieh, Der-Chin Su, and Jung-Chieh Su, "Multi-port polarization-independent optical quasi-circulators by using a pair of holographic spatial- and polarization- modules," Opt. Express 12, 601-608 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-4-601


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