Integrated optical polarizer based on the cross strip interferometer configuration

Manfred Lohmeyer, T.M. Koster, Paul Lambeck

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    A bimodal segment of specific length and thickness between two single mode sections of a planar waveguide can serve as a simple interferometer. The configuration can be realized by etching a wide strip from a dielectric film and forcing a — vertically guided, laterally unguided — beam of light to traverse the strip perpendicularly. A TE-pass polarizer designed on the basis of this concept achieves more that 30dB polarization discrimination with a total length of only 5 micrometers, for air covered Silicon-Oxide/Nitride waveguides at a wavelength of 650 nanometers.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter
    EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, J.H. Besten
    Place of PublicationDelft, the Netherlands
    PublisherDelft University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)9789090142609
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000 - University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Oct 200030 Oct 2000

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    PublisherDelft University of Technology


    ConferenceIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000


    • IR-58177

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