Optical Polarization Filters and Splitters Based on Multimode Interference Structures using Silicon Waveguides

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Author(s) Trung-Thanh Le | Manh-Cuong Nguyen
Pages 1192-1196
Volume 2
Issue 7
Date July, 2012
Keywords Integrated optics, polarization filters, polarization combiners, multimode interference (MMI) couplers, silicon waveguides

Abstract

In this paper, we would like to propose a novel design for realizing optical polarization filters and combiners based on multimode interference (MMI) structures using silicon waveguides. The device geometry is simple and eases of fabrication. In addition, analytical and numerical methods are used to optimize the designs for these devices in order to reduce losses and device size.

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