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Development of an analog-to-digital converter using photonic crystals
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present novel designs for all optical analog-to-digital converters simulated and realized in photonic crystal platforms. The designs presented were implemented on both photonic bandgap based structures as well as self collimation based structures. Numerical simulation results as well as fabrication results are also included. Characterization results validate the designs presented for a functional all optical two bit analog to digital converters in photonic crystals. The design presented can be further scaled to higher resolution conversion as well as to no optical frequencies if necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6310, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VIII, 631009 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681133
Show Author Affiliations
Ahmed Sharkawy, EM Photonics (United States)
Caihua Chen, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Binglin Miao, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6310:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VIII
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Editor(s)

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