20 November 2012 On-chip polarization handling for silicon nanophotonic integrated circuits
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Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) nanowire provides a very promising way to realize the future large-scale nano-photonic integrated circuits because of the CMOS compatibility and the ability for ultrasharp bending. The giant birefringence of SOI nanowires makes on-chip polarization handling become very important and useful for many applications, like polarization-transparent silicon photonics, coherent optical communications, and on-chip quantum photonics. In this paper, our recent work on on-chip polarization handling is reviewed and summarized, including polarization-beam splitters, polarization rotators, as well as polarization splitter rotators.
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Daoxin Dai, Daoxin Dai, Jian Wang, Jian Wang, "On-chip polarization handling for silicon nanophotonic integrated circuits", Proc. SPIE 8564, Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics, 85641A (20 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000595; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000595


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