Silicon-on-insulator polarization splitting and rotating device for polarization diversity circuits

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Abstract

A compact and efficient polarization splitting and rotating device built on the silicon-on-insulator platform is introduced, which can be readily used for the interface section of a polarization diversity circuit. The device is compact, with a total length of a few tens of microns. It is also simple, consisting of only two parallel silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides with different widths, and thus requiring no additional and nonstandard fabrication steps. A total insertion loss of -0.6dB and an extinction ratio of 12dB have been obtained experimentally in the whole C-band.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)12646-12651
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12646. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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