Wideband silicon photonic polarization beamsplitter based on point-symmetric cascaded broadband couplers
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Optics Express, Volume 23, Issue 23, p.29413-29422 (2015)
We design and demonstrate a wideband silicon photonic polarization beamsplitter on a silicon-on-insulator platform. The device consists of two 3 dB broadband couplers cascaded in a point-symmetric network. The transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) modes are coupled to different output ports due to a large difference between their coupling strengths. The device exhibits large isolation at both the two output ports, of more than 20 dB over a large bandwidth of 125 nm, and a small excess loss, of less than 0.5 dB for the entire C-band.