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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 530–532

Self-collimating photonic crystal polarization beam splitter

V. Zabelin, L. A. Dunbar, N. Le Thomas, R. Houdré, M. V. Kotlyar, L. O’Faolain, and T. F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 530-532 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000530


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Abstract

We present theoretical and experimental results of a polarization splitter device that consists of a photonic crystal (PhC) slab, which exhibits a large reflection coefficient for TE and a high transmission coefficient for TM polarization. The slab is embedded in a PhC tile operating in the self-collimation mode. Embedding the polarization-discriminating slab in a PhC with identical lattice symmetry suppresses the in-plane diffraction losses at the PhC–non-PhC interface. The optimization of the PhC–non-PhC interface is thereby decoupled from the optimization of the polarizing function. Transmissions as high as 35% for TM- and 30% for TE-polarized light are reported.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Citation
V. Zabelin, L. A. Dunbar, N. Le Thomas, R. Houdré, M. V. Kotlyar, L. O'Faolain, and T. F. Krauss, "Self-collimating photonic crystal polarization beam splitter," Opt. Lett. 32, 530-532 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-5-530

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