A novel interferometric isolator that consists of multimode interference (MMI) couplers and operates under a unidirectional magnetic field has been proposed and designed to fabricate a high-performance waveguide magnetooptic isolator operating at a wavelength of 1.55 μm. The optical isolator has an upper HfO2 cladding layer in one arm of the interferometer, and the other arm is covered with a SiO2 cladding layer. By virtue of this configuration, the isolator operates under a unidirectional magnetic field. The optimized structure of the isolator was determined by a 3D beam propagation method.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2004 10 1|
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