Ultra-Compact Polarization Mode Converter Implemented in a Dual-Trench Silicon-On-Insulator Waveguide

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Villafranca Velasco, Aitor
Cheben, Pavel
Ortega Moñux, Alejandro
Schmid, Jens H.
Alonso Ramos, Carlos
Molina Fernández, Íñigo
Lapointe, Jean
Vachon, Martin
Janz, Siegfried
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We demonstrate an ultracompact polarization mode converter based on a silicon-on-insulator waveguide with two longitudinal subwavelength trenches. An extinction ratio of 16 dB at 1.5 μm is achieved for a device length of 10 μm.
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