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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19117–19130

PLC-based LP11 mode rotator for mode-division multiplexing transmission

Kunimasa Saitoh, Takui Uematsu, Nobutomo Hanzawa, Yuhei Ishizaka, Kohei Masumoto, Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Matsui, Kyozo Tsujikawa, and Fumihiko Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19117-19130 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.019117


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Abstract

A PLC-based LP11 mode rotator is proposed. The proposed mode rotator is composed of a waveguide with a trench that provides asymmetry of the waveguide. Numerical simulations show that converting LP11a (LP11b) mode to LP11b (LP11a) mode can be achieved with high conversion efficiency (more than 90%) and little polarization dependence over a wide wavelength range from 1450 nm to 1650 nm. In addition, we fabricate the proposed LP11 mode rotator using silica-based PLC. It is confirmed that the fabricated mode rotator can convert LP11a mode to LP11b mode over a wide wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2014
Published: July 30, 2014

Citation
Kunimasa Saitoh, Takui Uematsu, Nobutomo Hanzawa, Yuhei Ishizaka, Kohei Masumoto, Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Matsui, Kyozo Tsujikawa, and Fumihiko Yamamoto, "PLC-based LP11 mode rotator for mode-division multiplexing transmission," Opt. Express 22, 19117-19130 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-16-19117


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