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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3372–3374

Ultracompact polarization beam splitter based on a dielectric–hybrid plasmonic–dielectric coupler

Fei Lou, Daoxin Dai, and Lech Wosinski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 16, pp. 3372-3374 (2012)

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An ultracompact polarization beam splitter (PBS) based on a dielectric–hybrid plasmonic–dielectric coupler is proposed. The device utilizes the polarization-dependent nature of hybrid plasmonic waveguides. By choosing proper waveguide parameters, a 2×5.1μm2 PBS (including S-bends) with extinction ratios over 15 dB and insertion losses below 1.5 dB in the full C-band should be achievable. The effect of fabrication errors is also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2012
Published: August 7, 2012

Fei Lou, Daoxin Dai, and Lech Wosinski, "Ultracompact polarization beam splitter based on a dielectric–hybrid plasmonic–dielectric coupler," Opt. Lett. 37, 3372-3374 (2012)

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