Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures

Kerstin Worhoff, B.J. Offrein, B.J. Offrein, Paul Lambeck, G.L. Bona, A. Driessen

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Abstract

For application in communication networks, polarization-independent planar optical waveguiding structures are essential, because the polarization state of the optical signal in an optical network is arbitrary. A new concept for polarization-independent waveguides simply adds a thin birefringence-compensating layer, which results in a double-core waveguiding structure. One of the major advantages of the double-core concept is its technological simplicity. The impact of the layer parameters is simulated and the compensating mechanisms are discussed. The feasibility of this concept is demonstrated on waveguides fabricated with silicon oxynitride technology, where the channel birefringence is tuned over a wide range by varying the thickness of the birefringence compensating layer.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE photonics technology letters
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1999

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Polarization
Birefringence
Waveguides
Fiber optic networks
Telecommunication networks
Silicon

Keywords

  • Telecommunication
  • EWI-20876
  • Integrated Optics
  • Birefringence compensation
  • METIS-128752
  • IR-23953
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Silicon oxynitride

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Worhoff, K., Offrein, B. J., Offrein, B. J., Lambeck, P., Bona, G. L., & Driessen, A. (1999). Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures. IEEE photonics technology letters, 11(2), 206-208. DOI: 10.1109/68.740705

Worhoff, Kerstin; Offrein, B.J.; Offrein, B.J.; Lambeck, Paul; Bona, G.L.; Driessen, A. / Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures.

In: IEEE photonics technology letters, Vol. 11, No. 2, 02.1999, p. 206-208.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Worhoff, K, Offrein, BJ, Offrein, BJ, Lambeck, P, Bona, GL & Driessen, A 1999, 'Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures' IEEE photonics technology letters, vol 11, no. 2, pp. 206-208. DOI: 10.1109/68.740705

Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures. / Worhoff, Kerstin; Offrein, B.J.; Offrein, B.J.; Lambeck, Paul; Bona, G.L.; Driessen, A.

In: IEEE photonics technology letters, Vol. 11, No. 2, 02.1999, p. 206-208.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Worhoff K, Offrein BJ, Offrein BJ, Lambeck P, Bona GL, Driessen A. Birefringence compensation applying double-core waveguiding structures. IEEE photonics technology letters. 1999 Feb;11(2):206-208. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/68.740705