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Novel design of wavelength demultiplexer based on photonic crystal platform
Author(s): Shyqyri Haxha; Walid Belhadj; Fathi AbdelMalek; Habib Bouchriha
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Paper Abstract

A numerical approach based on the two-dimensional (2D) Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) is employed to design, analyse and optimise the wavelength demultiplexer (WDM) based on photonic crystal waveguide couplers. The performance of the WDM is investigated in terms of device length, optical efficiency and losses. Significant improvement on the power efficiency and the wavelength directionality has been achieved by introducing a single defect on the crossing point between two photonic crystal waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6182, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III (i.e. V), 618224 (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661117
Show Author Affiliations
Shyqyri Haxha, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Walid Belhadj, COMPUS Univ. (Tunisia)
Fathi AbdelMalek, COMPUS Univ. (Tunisia)
Habib Bouchriha, COMPUS Univ. (Tunisia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6182:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III (i.e. V)
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Ceferino Lopez; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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