Abstract

We propose and analyze a 90° polarization rotator based on wave coupling through an intermediate, multimode, axially uniform waveguide. The coupling efficiency of the x- and y-polarized fundamental modes between the horizontal and vertical rectangular waveguides is remarkably enhanced with the help of the TE01 mode in the multimode waveguide. The polarization rotator has a very short (21-μm) conversion length with a 17.22 dB extinction ratio. It also exhibits a 68-nm bandwidth for polarization conversion efficiency above 90%.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Flory, F.

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Kartner, F. X.

T. Barwicz, M. R. Watts, M. A. Popovic, P. T. Rakich, L. Socci, F. X. Kartner, E. P. Ippen, and H. I. Smith, “Polarization-transparent microphotonic devices in the strong confinement limit,” Nat. Photonics 1(1), 57–60 (2007).
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Noda, J.

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Ohmachi, Y.

Y. Ohmachi and J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE-TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 13(2), 43–46 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Petersson, M.

Popovic, M. A.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Skolnick, M. S.

A. D. Bristow, V. N. Astratov, R. Shimada, I. S. Culshaw, M. S. Skolnick, D. M. Whittaker, A. Tahraoui, and T. F. Krauss, “Polarization conversion in the reflectivity properties of photonic crystal waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(7), 880–884 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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T. Barwicz, M. R. Watts, M. A. Popovic, P. T. Rakich, L. Socci, F. X. Kartner, E. P. Ippen, and H. I. Smith, “Polarization-transparent microphotonic devices in the strong confinement limit,” Nat. Photonics 1(1), 57–60 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Tahraoui, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Vinegoni, C.

Wang, Z.

Watanabe, T.

Watts, M. R.

T. Barwicz, M. R. Watts, M. A. Popovic, P. T. Rakich, L. Socci, F. X. Kartner, E. P. Ippen, and H. I. Smith, “Polarization-transparent microphotonic devices in the strong confinement limit,” Nat. Photonics 1(1), 57–60 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Whitaker, N.

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, and N. Whitaker, “Symmetric three-guide optical coupler with nonidentical center and outside guides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23(4), 401–406 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Whittaker, D. M.

A. D. Bristow, V. N. Astratov, R. Shimada, I. S. Culshaw, M. S. Skolnick, D. M. Whittaker, A. Tahraoui, and T. F. Krauss, “Polarization conversion in the reflectivity properties of photonic crystal waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(7), 880–884 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, K.

Yevick, D. O.

Yu, X. B.

X. B. Yu, H. Y. Zhang, and X. P. Zheng, “High carrier suppression double sideband modulation using polarization state rotation filter and optical external modulator,” Opt. Commun. 267(1), 83–87 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. Y.

X. B. Yu, H. Y. Zhang, and X. P. Zheng, “High carrier suppression double sideband modulation using polarization state rotation filter and optical external modulator,” Opt. Commun. 267(1), 83–87 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, X. P.

X. B. Yu, H. Y. Zhang, and X. P. Zheng, “High carrier suppression double sideband modulation using polarization state rotation filter and optical external modulator,” Opt. Commun. 267(1), 83–87 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. C. Alferness and L. L. Buhl, “Waveguide electrooptic polarization transformer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 38(9), 655–657 (1981).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

A. D. Bristow, V. N. Astratov, R. Shimada, I. S. Culshaw, M. S. Skolnick, D. M. Whittaker, A. Tahraoui, and T. F. Krauss, “Polarization conversion in the reflectivity properties of photonic crystal waveguides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(7), 880–884 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ohmachi and J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE-TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 13(2), 43–46 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, and N. Whitaker, “Symmetric three-guide optical coupler with nonidentical center and outside guides,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23(4), 401–406 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

T. Barwicz, M. R. Watts, M. A. Popovic, P. T. Rakich, L. Socci, F. X. Kartner, E. P. Ippen, and H. I. Smith, “Polarization-transparent microphotonic devices in the strong confinement limit,” Nat. Photonics 1(1), 57–60 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

X. B. Yu, H. Y. Zhang, and X. P. Zheng, “High carrier suppression double sideband modulation using polarization state rotation filter and optical external modulator,” Opt. Commun. 267(1), 83–87 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

Y. Yue, L. Zhang, M. Song, R. G. Beausoleil, and A. E. Willner, “On-Chip 90 Degree Polarization Rotator Using Wave Coupling through an Intermediate, Multimode, Uniform Waveguide,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OTuL6.

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