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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3556–3562

Graphene-based polymer waveguide polarizer

Jin Tae Kim and Choon-Gi Choi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3556-3562 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003556


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Abstract

Planar-lightwave-circuit (PLC)-type graphene polarizers are fabricated by using a low loss optical polymer waveguide. The optical characteristics are investigated at a wavelength of 1.31 µm. By interface engineering with a UV-curable perfluorinated acrylate polymer resin, the graphene’s electrical properties are tuned to support a transverse-magnetic (TM) or transverse-electric (TE) surface wave. Thus, the fabricated PLC-type graphene polarizer serves alternatively as a TM-pass or TE-pass polarizer depending on the absence or presence of the upper-cladding layer. The proposed planar-type graphene polarizer can be exploited further for on-chip photonic integrated circuit and devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
Jin Tae Kim and Choon-Gi Choi, "Graphene-based polymer waveguide polarizer," Opt. Express 20, 3556-3562 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3556


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