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Design of zero-birefringence semiconductor waveguides
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Paper Abstract

Polarization dependence is a major factor of consideration in the design of optical waveguide devices for applications in optical fiber transmission systems. In many cases, the polarization-dependence problem can be solved by using waveguides with zero modal birefringence. In this paper, theoretical results are presented to show how zero- birefringence waveguides can be designed from various waveguide geometries. The waveguides considered in this paper include strip waveguides, rib waveguides, waveguides, strip-loaded waveguides, and multiple-quantum-well waveguides, which are of particular importance in the construction of semiconductor-based photonic integrated circuits. The design of polarization-insensitive directional couplers with rib waveguides is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298195
Show Author Affiliations
Kin Seng Chiang, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Wa Peng Wong, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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