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Tunable interferometers on a flexible polymer chip
Author(s): James A. Grieve; Chengcan Li; Kian Fong Ng; Yi Wei Ho; José Viana-Gomes; Alexander Ling
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Paper Abstract

To facilitate the implementation of large scale photonic quantum walks, we have developed a polymer waveguide platform capable of robust, polarization insensitive single mode guiding over a broad range of visible and nearinfrared wavelengths. These devices have considerable elasticity, which we exploit to enable tuning of optical behaviour by precise mechanical deformations. In this work, we investigate pairs of beamsplitters arranged as interferometers. These systems demonstrate stable operation over a wide range of phases and reflectivities. We discuss device performance, and present an outlook on flexible polymer chips supporting large, reconfigurable optical circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10733, Quantum Photonic Devices 2018, 107330K (11 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2326844
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Grieve, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Chengcan Li, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Kian Fong Ng, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Yi Wei Ho, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
José Viana-Gomes, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Alexander Ling, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10733:
Quantum Photonic Devices 2018
Cesare Soci; Mario Agio; Kartik Srinivasan, Editor(s)

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