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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4615–4617

Compact hybrid plasmonic polarization rotator

J. Niklas Caspers, M. Z. Alam, and Mo Mojahedi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4615-4617 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004615


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Abstract

We propose a novel ultracompact (5 μm) hybrid plasmonic polarization rotator operating at telecommunication wavelength for integrated silicon photonic circuits. The polarization mode of a silicon waveguide is rotated with > 14 dB polarization extinction ratio and low total insertion losses of 2.1 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2012
Published: November 6, 2012

Citation
J. Niklas Caspers, M. Z. Alam, and Mo Mojahedi, "Compact hybrid plasmonic polarization rotator," Opt. Lett. 37, 4615-4617 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4615


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