Realization of a compact and single-mode optical passive polarization converter

J. Z. Huang*, R. Scarmozzino, G. Nagy, M. J. Steel, R. M. Osgood

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A single-section, compact, passive polarization converter has been designed and fabricated on GaAs/AlGaAs. The device uses an optimized waveguide structure with angled-facets to obtain 90°-polarization rotation in a single section; this waveguide structure eliminates the need for longitudinal variation and hence avoids any section-to-section coupling losses. A transverse electric (TE) to transverse magnetic (TM) polarization conversion of 96% is achieved for a conversion length of ≈720 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes


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