Abstract

An ultrasmall (<10  μm length) polarization converter in InP membrane is fabricated and characterized. The device relies on the beating between the two eigenmodes of chemically etched triangular waveguides. Measurements show a very high polarization conversion efficiency of >99% with insertion losses of <−1.2  dB at a wavelength of 1.53 μm. Furthermore, our design is found to be broadband and tolerant to dimension variations.

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Ambrosius, H.

J. Pello, J. van der Tol, G. Roelkens, H. Ambrosius, and M. Smit, “Design of a new ultra-small polarization converter in InGaAsP/InP membrane,” presented at the 15th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Cambridge, UK, April 2010, paper WeB2.

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Calvo, M.

Cheben, P.

Cho, P.

Ding, Y.

Fukuda, H.

Hvam, J.

Itabashi, S.

Janz, S.

Khurgin, J.

Lapointe, J.

Liu, L.

Molina Fernandez, Í.

Nakano, H.

Ortega-Moñux, A.

Pello, J.

J. Pello, J. van der Tol, G. Roelkens, H. Ambrosius, and M. Smit, “Design of a new ultra-small polarization converter in InGaAsP/InP membrane,” presented at the 15th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Cambridge, UK, April 2010, paper WeB2.

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J. Pello, J. van der Tol, G. Roelkens, H. Ambrosius, and M. Smit, “Design of a new ultra-small polarization converter in InGaAsP/InP membrane,” presented at the 15th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Cambridge, UK, April 2010, paper WeB2.

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Shinojima, H.

Smit, M.

J. Pello, J. van der Tol, G. Roelkens, H. Ambrosius, and M. Smit, “Design of a new ultra-small polarization converter in InGaAsP/InP membrane,” presented at the 15th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Cambridge, UK, April 2010, paper WeB2.

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Vachon, M.

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Yamanoue, M.

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D. Vermeulen, S. Selvaraja, W. Bogaerts, and G. Roelkens, “High-efficiency broadband CMOS-compatible polarization rotator on SOI,” presented at the 7th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, Beijing, China, September 2010, paper WC6.

J. Pello, J. van der Tol, G. Roelkens, H. Ambrosius, and M. Smit, “Design of a new ultra-small polarization converter in InGaAsP/InP membrane,” presented at the 15th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Cambridge, UK, April 2010, paper WeB2.

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