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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 25711–25717

Quantum cascade lasers with an integrated polarization mode converter

D. Dhirhe, T. J. Slight, B. M. Holmes, D. C. Hutchings, and C. N. Ironside  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25711-25717 (2012)

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We discuss the design, fabrication and characterization of waveguide polarization mode converters for quantum cascade lasers operating at 4.6 μm. We have fabricated a quantum cascade laser with integrated polarization mode converter that emits light of 69% Transverse Electrical (TE) polarization from one facet and 100% Transverse Magnetic (TM) polarization from the other facet.

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OCIS Codes
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(310.5448) Thin films : Polarization, other optical properties
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2012
Published: October 29, 2012

D. Dhirhe, T. J. Slight, B. M. Holmes, D. C. Hutchings, and C. N. Ironside, "Quantum cascade lasers with an integrated polarization mode converter," Opt. Express 20, 25711-25717 (2012)

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