TE-TM mode converter using optically active polymer

Shinzo Muto, Tomoyasu Sakagami, Yoshihiko Sakane, Akira Namazue, Eisuke Nlhei, Yasuhiro Koike

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A novel TE-TM mode converter using optically active polymer: poly-l-menthylmethacrylate (PMtMA) was studied theoretically and experimentally. In a three-layered slab waveguide consisting of the PMtMA core layer on a fused quartz substrate, a low-loss TE0-TM0 mode conversion with an efficiency of 60 to 70% was easily obtained for the first time at a wavelength of 441.6 nm. The method to achieve a phase-matched operation of this polymer TE-TM mode converter was also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Coupling length
  • Optically active polymer
  • Rotatory power
  • Slab waveguide
  • TE-TM mode converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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