Polarization management for silicon photonic integrated circuits

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201200023
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Journal titleLaser and Photonics Reviews
Pages303328; # of pages: 26
SubjectNonlinear; Photonic integrated circuits; Polarization dependent loss; Polarization division multiplexing (PDM); Polarization independence; Rotator; Silicon photonic integrated circuits; Splitter; Nanophotonics; Nanowires; Optical interconnects; Optical waveguides; Photonic devices; Photonic integration technology; Photonics; Polarization; Ridge waveguides; Silicon; Waveguides; Multiplexing
AbstractPolarization management is very important for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and their applications. Due to geometrical anisotropy and fabrication inaccuracies, the characteristics of the guided transverse-electrical (TE) and transverse-magnetic (TM) modes are generally different. Polarization-dependent dispersion and polarization-dependent loss are such manifestations in PICs. These issues become more severe in high index contrast structures such as nanophotonic waveguides made of silicon-on-insulator (SOI), which has been regarded as a good platform for optical interconnects because of the compatibility with CMOS processing. Recently, polarization division multiplexing (PDM) with coherent detection using silicon photonics has also attracted much attention. This trend further highlights the importance of polarization management in silicon PICs. The authors review their work on polarization management for silicon PICs using the polarization independence and polarization diversity methods. Polarization issues and solutions in PICs made of SOI nanowires and ridge waveguides are discussed. © 2012 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences (IMS-ISM)
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NPARC number21269747
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