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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 441–443

Polarization splitter based on a square-lattice photonic-crystal fiber

Lorenzo Rosa, Federica Poli, Matteo Foroni, Annamaria Cucinotta, and Stefano Selleri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 441-443 (2006)

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A three-core polarization splitter based on a square-lattice photonic-crystal fiber is presented. The component separates the input field into two orthogonally polarized beams that are coupled to the horizontal and vertical output ports. The splitter has been designed through modal and beam propagation analysis by employing high-performance codes based on the finite-element method. Results obtained for a device length of 20 mm show extinction ratios as low as 23 dB with bandwidths as great as 90 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2005

Lorenzo Rosa, Federica Poli, Matteo Foroni, Annamaria Cucinotta, and Stefano Selleri, "Polarization splitter based on a square-lattice photonic-crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 441-443 (2006)

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