1 October 2001 Polarization separation/combination based on self-imaging
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Abstract
An integrated optical device for the separation/combination of orthogonal polarizations is described. The device relies on simultaneous symmetric and antisymmetric 1 x 1 off-center self-imaging. Calculations show that 90% throughput and 0.1% crosstalk can often be attained, with device length less than or comparable to other integrated optical polarization separation devices. The device is passive, requires only a single mask, and is not restricted to a specific fabrication method or material system. Devices can even be made in isotropic material systems with a deep etch. Simulation results are presented for the lithium niobate and glass waveguide material systems.
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David M. Mackie, David M. Mackie, Tristan Jorge Tayag, Tristan Jorge Tayag, Theodore E. Batchman, Theodore E. Batchman, } "Polarization separation/combination based on self-imaging," Optical Engineering 40(10), (1 October 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1402623 . Submission:
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