An integrated polarization splitter and converter

L.M. Augustin, J.J.G.M. Tol, van der, R. Hanfoug, W. Laat, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

A new design for an integrated passive polarization splitter and converter is presented. The device consists of a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer with polarization converters in both arms. The position of the converters is such that a phase difference of p radians occurs between TE and TM. This results in polarization splitting in the output coupler. The device is analyzed using the transfer matrix method and fabricated on InP/InGaAsP. First measurement results show a splitting ratio of approximately 10 dB and a conversion of >90 %. This device can be monolitically integrated with passive and active components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 30 November - 1 December 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsA.M.J. Koonen, X.J.M. Leijtens
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages89-92
ISBN (Print)90-6144-989-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period30/11/061/12/06

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