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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 24085–24092

Mode conversion using optical analogy of shortcut to adiabatic passage in engineered multimode waveguides

Tzung-Yi Lin, Fu-Chen Hsiao, Yao-Wun Jhang, Chieh Hu, and Shuo-Yen Tseng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 24085-24092 (2012)

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A shortcut to adiabatic mode conversion in multimode waveguides using optical analogy of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage is investigated. The design of mode converters using the shortcut scheme is discussed. Computer-generated planar holograms are used to mimic the shaped pulses used to speed up adiabatic passage in quantum systems based on the transitionless quantum driving algorithm. The mode coupling properties are analyzed using the coupled mode theory and beam propagation simulations. We show reduced device length using the shortcut scheme as compared to the common adiabatic scheme. Modal evolution in the shortened device indeed follows the adiabatic eigenmode exactly amid the violation of adiabatic criterion.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1600) General : Classical and quantum physics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012

Tzung-Yi Lin, Fu-Chen Hsiao, Yao-Wun Jhang, Chieh Hu, and Shuo-Yen Tseng, "Mode conversion using optical analogy of shortcut to adiabatic passage in engineered multimode waveguides," Opt. Express 20, 24085-24092 (2012)

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