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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 965–968

Four-port integrated polarizing beam splitter

Zhan Su, Erman Timurdogan, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Jie Sun, Gerald Leake, Douglas D. Coolbaugh, and Michael R. Watts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 965-968 (2014)

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In this Letter, we report on the first integrated four-port polarizing beam splitter. The device operates on the principle of mode evolution and was implemented in a silicon-on-insulator silicon photonics platform and fabricated on a 300 mm CMOS line using 193 nm optical immersion lithography. The adiabatic transition forming of the structure enabled over a 150 nm bandwidth from λ1350 to λ1500nm, achieving a cross-talk level below 10dB over the entire band.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2014
Published: February 11, 2014

Zhan Su, Erman Timurdogan, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Jie Sun, Gerald Leake, Douglas D. Coolbaugh, and Michael R. Watts, "Four-port integrated polarizing beam splitter," Opt. Lett. 39, 965-968 (2014)

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