12 January 1998 Design of zero-birefringence semiconductor waveguides
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Polarization dependence is a major factor of consideration in the design of optical waveguide devices for applications in optical fiber transmission systems. In many cases, the polarization-dependence problem can be solved by using waveguides with zero modal birefringence. In this paper, theoretical results are presented to show how zero- birefringence waveguides can be designed from various waveguide geometries. The waveguides considered in this paper include strip waveguides, rib waveguides, waveguides, strip-loaded waveguides, and multiple-quantum-well waveguides, which are of particular importance in the construction of semiconductor-based photonic integrated circuits. The design of polarization-insensitive directional couplers with rib waveguides is also discussed.
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Kin Seng Chiang, Kin Seng Chiang, Wa Peng Wong, Wa Peng Wong, } "Design of zero-birefringence semiconductor waveguides", Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298195; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.298195

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