Abstract

Two mode-evolution-based low-loss compact-size integrated polarization rotators and transformers are presented. They are designed to fulfill the tasks of rotating mode polarizations between Gaussian-like strip waveguide modes and non-Gaussian-like slotted waveguide modes, as well as the mode transforming between horizontal and vertical slotted waveguides. Consisting of several adiabatic tapers, the presented devices can achieve complete polarization rotations and transformations between different classes of waveguide modes with a device length of tens of micrometers and with a negligible insertion loss.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, C. Walker, and A. Scherer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 081101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Galli, D. Gerace, A. Politi, M. Liscidini, M. Patrini, L. C. Andreani, A. Canino, M. Miritello, R. Lo Savio, A. Irrera, and F. Priolo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 241114 (2006).
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Opt. Express (2)

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Schematics of (a) horizontal-slot-to-strip waveguide PRT and (b) horizontal-to-vertical-slotted waveguide transformer (not to scale).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Waveguide designs for the PRT structures.

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Fig. 3

Field evolution of the horizontal-slot-to-strip waveguide PRT for λ = 1550 nm .

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Fig. 4

Transmissions of (a) horizontal-slot-to-strip wave guide PRT and (b) horizontal-to-vertical-slotted waveguide PRTs with different slot thicknesses versus device length for λ = 1550 nm .

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