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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2005
  • pp: 138–140

Integrated mode-evolution-based polarization rotators

M. R. Watts and H. A. Haus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 138-140 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000138


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Abstract

For the first time to our knowledge, designs for mode-evolution-based integrated polarization rotators requiring only a pair of waveguide core layers are presented. Finite-difference time-domain and eigenmode expansion simulations demonstrate the near-ideal performance of the approach. In contrast with approaches based on mode coupling, no significant wavelength sensitivity is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

Citation
M. R. Watts and H. A. Haus, "Integrated mode-evolution-based polarization rotators," Opt. Lett. 30, 138-140 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-2-138


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