A broadband integrated waveguide polarization beam splitter consisting of a metal nanoribbon and two dielectric waveguides is proposed and numerically investigated. This surface plasmon based device provides a unique approach for polarization sensitive manipulation of light in an integrated circuit and will be essential for future classical and quantum information processes.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2011
Published: September 14, 2011
C.-L. Zou, F.-W. Sun, C.-H. Dong, X.-F. Ren, J.-M. Cui, X.-D. Chen, Z.-F. Han, and G.-C. Guo, "Broadband integrated polarization beam splitter with surface plasmon," Opt. Lett. 36, 3630-3632 (2011)