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Theoretical and experimental study of photonic-crystal-based structures for optical communication applications
Author(s): Wei Jiang; Jizuo Zou; Linghui Wu; Yihong Chen; Chuhua Tian; Brie Howley; Xuejun Lu; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystal based structures have been considered for optical communication applications. A class of novel symmetric structures consisting of cavities and waveguides have been proposed to serve as optical add-drop multiplexers. Light transfer processes in these structures are analyzed briefly. The problem of deviating from the perfect accidental degeneracy is addressed for practical designs, and the backscattering intensities are shown low for the slight deviations. Anomalous light refraction at a surface of a photonic crystal has also been studied. The limitations of prior theoretical methods for the transmission problem are discussed. An outline of a new analytic theory that overcomes these limitations is presented. Photonic crystals are fabricated on polymer multi-layer films and integrated with conventional channel waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5360, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II, (9 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528649
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Wei Jiang, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)
Jizuo Zou, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Linghui Wu, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)
Yihong Chen, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)
Chuhua Tian, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Brie Howley, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Xuejun Lu, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Omega Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5360:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn-Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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