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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 639–645

Ultra-wideband design of waveguide magneto-optical isolator operating in 1.31μm and 1.55μm band

Yuya Shoji and Tetsuya Mizumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 639-645 (2007)

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The design of an ultra-wideband waveguide magneto-optical isolator is described. The isolator is based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer employing nonreciprocal phase shift. The ultra-wideband design is realized by adjusting the wavelength dependence of reciprocal phase difference to compensate for that of nonreciprocal phase difference in the backward direction. We obtained the ultra-wideband design that provides isolation > 35dB from 1.25μm to >1.65μm. This is the proposal of magneto-optical isolator that operates both in 1.31μm band and 1.55μm band.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

Yuya Shoji and Tetsuya Mizumoto, "Ultra-wideband design of waveguide magneto-optical isolator operating in 1.31μm and 1.55μm band," Opt. Express 15, 639-645 (2007)

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