Large bandwidth mode order converter by differential waveguides
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CitationÖner, B. B., Üstün, K., Kurt, H., Okyay, A. K., Turhan Sayan, G. (2015). Large bandwidth mode order converter by differential waveguides. Optics Express, 23(3), 3186-3195.
In this article, we propose a large bandwidth mode-order converter design by dielectric waveguides with equal lengths but different cross-sectional areas. The efficient conversion between even and odd modes is verified by inducing required phase difference between the equal length waveguides of different widths. Y-junctions are composed of both tapered mode splitter and combiner to connect mono-mode waveguide to multi-mode waveguide. The converted mode profiles at the output port show that the device operates successfully at designed wavelengths with wide bandwidth. This study provides a novel technique to implement compact mode order converters and direction selective/sensitive photonic structures. © 2015 Optical Society of America.