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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15603–15614

Mapping the broadband polarization properties of linear 2D SOI photonic crystal waveguides

John Canning, Nina Skivesen, Martin Kristensen, Lars H. Frandsen, Andrei Lavrinenko, Cicero Martelli, and A. Tetu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15603-15614 (2007)

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Both quasi-TE and TM polarisation spectra for a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide are recorded over (1100-1700)nm using a broadband supercontinuum source. By studying both the input and output polarisation eigenstates we observe narrowband resonant cross coupling near the lowest quasi-TE mode cut-off. We also observe relatively broadband mixing between the two eigenstates to generate a complete photonic bandgap. By careful analysis of the output polarisation state we report on an inherent non-reciprocity between quasi TE and TM fundamental mode cross coupling. The nature of polarisation distinction in such bandgap structures is discussed in the context of polarisation scattering at an interface.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: November 9, 2007

John Canning, Nina Skivesen, Martin Kristensen, Lars H. Frandsen, Andrei Lavrinenko, Cicero Martelli, and A. Tetu, "Mapping the broadband polarization properties of linear 2D SOI photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 15603-15614 (2007)

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