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Silicon polarization switch based on symmetric polarization splitter-rotators

Defen Guo 1, , Kang Hou 2, , Weijie Tang 3, and Tao Chu 3, ,

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Sacher W D, Barwicz T, Taylor B J F, et al. Polarization rotator-splitters in standard active silicon photonics platforms. Opt Express, 2014, 22(4), 3777

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Moller L. WDM polarization controller in PLC technology. IEEE Photonics Technol Lett, 2001, 13(6), 585

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Ma Y, Liu Y, Guan H, et al. Symmetrical polarization splitter/rotator design and application in a polarization insensitive WDM receiver. Opt Express, 2015, 23(12), 16052

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Dai D, Tang Y, Bowers J E. Mode conversion in tapered submicron silicon ridge optical waveguides. Opt Express, 2012, 20(12), 13425

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Cocorullo G, Della Corte F G, Rendina I. Temperature dependence of the thermo-optic coefficient in crystalline silicon between room temperature and 550 K at the wavelength of 1523 nm. Appl Phys Lett, 1999, 74(22), 3338

[1]

Barwicz T, Watts M R, Miloš A P, et al. Polarization-transparent microphotonic devices in the strong confinement limit. Nat Photonics, 2007, 1(1), 57

[2]

Fukuda H, Yamada K, Tsuchizawa T, et al. Ultrasmall and wideband polarization rotator based on silicon wire waveguides. Opt Express, 2007, 16(4), 2628

[3]

Dai D, Liu L, Gao S, et al. Polarization management for silicon photonic integrated circuits. Laser Photonics Rev, 2013, 7(3), 303

[4]

Ding Y, Ou H, Peucheret C. Wideband polarization splitter and rotator with large fabrication tolerance and simple fabrication process. Opt Lett, 2013, 38(8), 1227

[5]

Xiong Y, Wangüemert-Pérez J G, Xu D X, et al. Polarization splitter and rotator with subwavelength grating for enhanced fabrication tolerance. Opt Lett, 2014, 39(24), 6931

[6]

Wang J, Niu B, Sheng Z, et al. Novel ultra-broadband polarization splitter-rotator based on mode-evolution tapers and a mode-sorting asymmetric Y-junction. Opt Express, 2014, 22(11), 13565

[7]

Guan H, Ma Y, Shi R, et al. Ultracompact silicon-on-insulator polarization rotator for polarization-diversified circuits. Opt Lett, 2014, 39(16), 4703

[8]

Liu L, Ding Y, Yvind K, et al. Efficient and compact TE–TM polarization converter built on silicon-on-insulator platform with a simple fabrication process. Opt Lett, 2011, 36(7), 1059

[9]

Alferness R C, Buhl L L. High-speed waveguide electro-optic polarization modulator. Opt Lett, 1982, 7(10), 500

[10]

Bull J D, Jaeger N A F, Kato H, et al. 40-GHz electro-optic polarization modulator for fiber optic communications systems. Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices, 2004, 5577, 133

[11]

Pfau T, Peveling R, Hauden J, et al. Coherent digital polarization diversity receiver for real-time polarization-multiplexed QPSK transmission at 2.8 Gb/s. IEEE Photonics Technol Lett, 2007, 19(24), 1988

[12]

Corrielli G, Crespi A, Geremia R, et al. Rotated waveplates in integrated waveguide optics. Nat Commun, 2014, 5, 4249

[13]

Alonso-Ramos C, Halir R, Ortega-Moñux A, et al. Highly tolerant tunable waveguide polarization rotator scheme. Opt Lett, 2012, 37(17), 3534

[14]

Xu Q, Chen L, Wood M G, et al. Electrically tunable optical polarization rotation on a silicon chip using Berry’s phase. Nat Commun, 2014, 5, 5337

[15]

Sacher W D, Barwicz T, Taylor B J F, et al. Polarization rotator-splitters in standard active silicon photonics platforms. Opt Express, 2014, 22(4), 3777

[16]

Moller L. WDM polarization controller in PLC technology. IEEE Photonics Technol Lett, 2001, 13(6), 585

[17]

Ma Y, Liu Y, Guan H, et al. Symmetrical polarization splitter/rotator design and application in a polarization insensitive WDM receiver. Opt Express, 2015, 23(12), 16052

[18]

Dai D, Tang Y, Bowers J E. Mode conversion in tapered submicron silicon ridge optical waveguides. Opt Express, 2012, 20(12), 13425

[19]

Love J D, Riesen N. Single-, few-, and multimode Y-junctions. J Lightwave Technol, 2012, 30(3), 304

[20]

https://www.lumerical.com/

[21]

Cocorullo G, Della Corte F G, Rendina I. Temperature dependence of the thermo-optic coefficient in crystalline silicon between room temperature and 550 K at the wavelength of 1523 nm. Appl Phys Lett, 1999, 74(22), 3338

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D F Guo, K Hou, W J Tang, T Chu, Silicon polarization switch based on symmetric polarization splitter-rotators[J]. J. Semicond., 2019, 40(10): 100401. doi: 10.1088/1674-4926/40/10/100401.

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Manuscript received: Manuscript revised: Online: Accepted Manuscript: 26 August 2019 Uncorrected proof: 28 August 2019 Corrected proof: 16 October 2019 Published: 01 October 2019

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