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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1839–1848

Ce:YIG/Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide optical isolator realized by adhesive bonding

S. Ghosh, S. Keyvavinia, W. Van Roy, T. Mizumoto, G. Roelkens, and R. Baets  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1839-1848 (2012)

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A waveguide optical isolator realized by adhesive bonding of a garnet die, containing a Ce:YIG magneto-optic layer, on a silicon-on-insulator waveguide circuit is demonstrated. The die was bonded on top of an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer using a 100nm thick DVS-BCB adhesive bonding layer. A static magnetic field applied perpendicular to the light propagation direction results in a non-reciprocal phase shift for the fundamental quasi-TM mode in the hybrid waveguide geometry. A maximum optical isolation of 25 dB is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2012
Published: January 12, 2012

S. Ghosh, S. Keyvavinia, W. Van Roy, T. Mizumoto, G. Roelkens, and R. Baets, "Ce:YIG/Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide optical isolator realized by adhesive bonding," Opt. Express 20, 1839-1848 (2012)

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