Compact highly-efficient polarization splitter and rotator based on 90° bends

Kang Tan, Ying Huang, Guo Qiang Lo, Chengkuo Lee, Changyuan Yu

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We propose a compact highly-efficient CMOS-compatible polarization splitter and rotator (PSR) with a wide bandwidth covering the whole O-band. It benefits from the different confinement capability of TE and TM modes in bend structure. This bend structure helps shorten the PSR and maintain high efficiency, achieving the bending, polarization splitting, rotating of light beam at the same time. Numerical simulations utilizing Lumerical 3-D FDTD solutions demonstrate that the present PSR has a high TM-TE conversion efficiency of -0.11 dB and high TE-TE conversion efficiency of -0.09 dB at 1310 nm, while the extinction ratio is 27.36 dB and 30.61 dB respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14506-14512
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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