A waveguide polarization toolset design based on mode beating

Hutchings, D.C. and Holmes, B.M. (2011) A waveguide polarization toolset design based on mode beating. IEEE Photonics Journal, 3(3), pp. 450-461. (doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2011.2146765)

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A toolset of waveguide elements is examined, which can be combined to produce polarization functional devices in a single contiguous waveguide. In particular, waveguide implementations of an optical isolator and a polarization modulator are discussed. The waveguide elements, i.e., quasi-phase-matched nonreciprocal polarization mode converter, reciprocal polarization mode converter (R-PMC), and a differential phase shifter, are all based on mode beating. A universal 3-dB R-PMC specification is identified, which suffices for all the polarization functional devices considered here. A full-vectorial modesolver is used to determine the modes in a number of example III–V waveguide structures, and the polarization state evolution is considered by using an averaged Stokes vector illustrated on the Poincaré sphere constru

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hutchings, Professor David and Holmes, Dr Barry
Authors: Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Photonics Journal
Publisher:I E E E
ISSN (Online):1943-0647
Published Online:01 January 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Photonics Journal 3 (3) : 450-461
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