In thispaperwereportthestructuralpolarizationconversioneffectoccurringinanintegratedoptics device formedbytwoverticallystackedringresonatorsexcitedthroughanunderlyingbuswaveguide. We demonstrate that the vertical propagation of light, due to evanescent coupling, is enhanced by the resonant behavior of the device and the polarization state of a horizontally polarized input wave tends to be rotated within the device. In particular, a gradual polarization rotation can be observed when passing from one propagation plane to another, due to the geometry of the structure. This effect has been explained by taking into account all the physical mechanisms, which contribute to the polarization conversion. Although numerical results of general validity have been obtained, we also considered, as an example, silicon nitride technology due to its intrinsic features related to low cost and reduced technological problems.
|Titolo:||Structural polarization conversion in integrated optical vertically stacked ring resonators|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.optlastec.2012.10.022|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|