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Novel multiplexer/demultiplexer based on photonic crystal superprism
Author(s): W. Aroua; F. AbdelMalek; S. Haxha; H. Bouchriha
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Paper Abstract

We report a novel type of dispersive structure for wavelength multiplexer/demultiplxer based on a 2D photonic crystal (PC) prism. The novel device is proposed using super dispersion of a 2D PC. Simulation is carried out to determine the angular dispersion as a function of the period. The design has been optimized to improve the performance of a system with moderate refractive index contrast. It is shown that by varying the incident angle in a wavelength range from 1.3μm to 1.5μm, a superprism effect is observed. The performance of the devices is investigated in terms of sensitivity and resolution, which would help to understand the behaviour of the superprism prior to fabrication and its integration in photonic circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6989, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII, 69891J (21 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781388
Show Author Affiliations
W. Aroua, Univ. of Tunis (Tunisia)
F. AbdelMalek, Univ. of Tunis (Tunisia)
S. Haxha, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
H. Bouchriha, Univ. of Tunis (Tunisia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6989:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
Richard M. De La Rue; Ceferino López; Michele Midrio; Pierre Viktorovitch, Editor(s)

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