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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12646–12651

Silicon-on-insulator polarization splitting and rotating device for polarization diversity circuits

Liu Liu, Yunhong Ding, Kresten Yvind, and Jørn M. Hvam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12646-12651 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012646


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Abstract

A compact and efficient polarization splitting and rotating device built on the silicon-on-insulator platform is introduced, which can be readily used for the interface section of a polarization diversity circuit. The device is compact, with a total length of a few tens of microns. It is also simple, consisting of only two parallel silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides with different widths, and thus requiring no additional and nonstandard fabrication steps. A total insertion loss of −0.6dB and an extinction ratio of 12dB have been obtained experimentally in the whole C-band.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
Liu Liu, Yunhong Ding, Kresten Yvind, and Jørn M. Hvam, "Silicon-on-insulator polarization splitting and rotating device for polarization diversity circuits," Opt. Express 19, 12646-12651 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12646


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