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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5347–5352

Compact and integrated TM-pass waveguide polarizer

Chyong-Hua Chen, Lin Pang, Chia-Ho Tsai, Uriel Levy, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5347-5352 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005347


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Abstract

A novel integrated TM-pass waveguide polarizer with a subwavelength-wide slot is introduced and theoretically analyzed. With a proper design of the slot, the waveguide can be used as a single polarization waveguide to guide only TM polarization modes of the light signal. With 26 µm length of this TM-pass polarizer, our computer simulations predict the insertion loss of 0.54 dB for the TM polarization mode with the extinction ratio of 20.3 dB at the wavelength of 1.55 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Citation
Chyong-Hua Chen, Lin Pang, Chia-Ho Tsai, Uriel Levy, and Yashaiahu Fainman, "Compact and integrated TM-pass waveguide polarizer," Opt. Express 13, 5347-5352 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-14-5347


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