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We experimentally realize a cross-slot waveguide based on GaAs-AlGaAs-GaAs substrate carrying both of transverse-electric slot mode and transverse-magnetic slot mode. A low refractive index AlOx layer is formed between two high index GaAs layers by thermal oxidation method. A polarization splitter is obtained through a 25-μm-long ultracompact directional coupler based on the waveguide. The measured result fits well with calculation using the beam-propagation method.
Date of Publication: Sept.1, 2010