Photonic Crystal Polarizing Optical Components

Ultra-thin waveplate for optical communications

It has insertion loss comparable to that of a quartz plate and can have multiple axial orientations on a single element.
Compact and free polarization control can be realized in optical transceivers, optical modulators, receivers, and wavelength selective switches (WSS) in digital coherent systems.

Specifications
Part Number
  • 1535-1570nm
Retardation tolerance
  • 90°±4.5° or 180°+/- 9°
Transmittance
  • 98%≧
Thickness
  • ~15μm
Diameter (effective area)
  • Customizable
Size
  • 10mW / 100 μm2 @ λ=355nm (typical)

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