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Inverse design beyond photonic crystals: an introduction to scattering optical elements
Author(s): A. Håkansson; H. T. Miyazaki; J. Sánchez-Dehesa
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Paper Abstract

A method of inverse design is applied to generate a new family of optical devices named scattering optical elemetns (SOE). The two dimensional (2D) designs consist of a few layers of 0.4&mgr;m x 0.4&mgr;m square-shaped bars etched in gallium arsenide. SOEs are defined as a class of computer-generated optical devices whose functionalities are based on the multiple scattering by their individual constituents. For realization of the aforementioned devices, two-dimensional photonic plates could be fabricated by only a single integrated circuit processing procedure followed by micromanipulation assembling. A small library of compact SOE devices are presented: A focusing device, a wavelength de-multiplexer, an optimized optical source, an optical MEMS switch and a cloaking device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6480, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VI, 648017 (6 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699642
Show Author Affiliations
A. Håkansson, National Institute for Material Science (Japan)
H. T. Miyazaki, National Institute for Material Science (Japan)
J. Sánchez-Dehesa, Polytechnic Univ. of Valencia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6480:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VI
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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