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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2176–2178

Compact polarization rotators for integrated polarization diversity in InP -based waveguides

Daryl M. Beggs, Michele Midrio, and Thomas F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2176-2178 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002176


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Abstract

We present the design, fabrication, and operation of a polarization converter based on angled waveguides in the InP InGaAsP material system. By combining design elements from mode evolution and birefringent devices, the total device length is kept short (less than 50 μ m ) and the insertion efficiency high at 81 % ± 19 % , which corresponds to an insertion loss of 1 dB . Devices operate broadband, i.e., the polarization conversion exceeds 15 dB over a 100 nm wavelength range. A polarization rotator with these specifications is a prime candidate for use in an integrated polarization diversity scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Daryl M. Beggs, Michele Midrio, and Thomas F. Krauss, "Compact polarization rotators for integrated polarization diversity in InP-based waveguides," Opt. Lett. 32, 2176-2178 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2176


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