Demonstration of integrated polarization control with a 40  dB range in extinction ratio

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.2.001019
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TypeArticle
Journal titleOptica
ISSN2334-2536
Volume2
Issue12
Pages10191023; # of pages: 5
AbstractPolarization controllers are key elements in many fields of optics, including coherent communications, optical imaging, and quantum applications. Here we present a technology-independent polarization controller scheme based on electrically tunable phase shifters and polarization rotators with largely relaxed fabrication tolerances. Using this scheme, we experimentally demonstrate a fully integrated polarization controller in the silicon-on-insulator platform that is tunable over the complete C-band and achieves a polarization extinction range of 40 dB (±20  dB ). These results constitute, to the best of our knowledge, the highest polarization extinction range achieved in a fully integrated device, and overcome the existing limitation in the trade-off between integration and performance in polarization management circuits.
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AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21277318
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