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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1653–1658

New compact polarization rotator in anisotropic LiNbO3 graded-index waveguide

Andrei V. Tsarev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1653-1658 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001653


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Abstract

The new compact polarization rotator in anisotropic graded index Ti:LiNbO3 channel waveguide is proposed and investigated by 3D beam propagation method (BPM). Device is based on a channel optical waveguide directed at small angle (about 5 degrees) with respect to Z -axis on Y -cut lithium niobate substrate. The polarization conversion from quasi-TE to quasi-TM guided modes (and backwards) along 8 mm long waveguide with an index contrast 0.015, has been numerically demonstrated. Device is intended for polarization diversity of integrated optic elements based on LiNbO3 structures.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2008
Published: January 23, 2008

Citation
Andrei V. Tsarev, "New compact polarization rotator in anisotropic LiNbO3 graded-index waveguide," Opt. Express 16, 1653-1658 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-1653


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