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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 967–969

Integrated mode-evolution-based polarization splitter

M. R. Watts, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 9, pp. 967-969 (2005)

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A mode-evolution-based polarization splitter suitable for high-index-contrast systems and directly integratable with a recently reported on-polarization rotator is described and its performance verified through both finite-difference time-domain and eigenmode expansion simulations. For a device length of 200 µm, greater than 22 dB of extinction is obtained across a 1.45-1.75-µm bandwidth.

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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

M. R. Watts, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "Integrated mode-evolution-based polarization splitter," Opt. Lett. 30, 967-969 (2005)

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