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Wavelength interleaver in a two-dimensional rod-type photonic crystal
Author(s): Bo Ni; Hui Li; Yishen Qiu; Junzhen Jiang; Yufei Wang; Guimin Lin; Jibo Bai; Hailian Hong; Xiyao Chen
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model of wavelength interleaver, which is based on an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer (AMZI) constructed in a two-dimensional photonic crystal (2D PhC), is proposed and numerically demonstrated. The 2D PhC consists of a square lattice of dielectric cylindrical rods in air. The AMZI includes two mirrors and two splitters. Light propagates between them employing self-collimation effect. The two interferometer branches have different path lengths. By using the finite-difference time-domain method, the calculation results show that the transmission spectra at two AMZI output ports are in the shape of sinusoidal curves and have a uniform peak spacing in the frequency range from 0.191c/a to 0.200c/a. When the path length of the longer branch is increased and the shorter one is fixed, the peaks shift to the lower frequencies and the peak spacing decreases nonlinearly. Consequently, the transmission can be designed to meet various application demands by changing the length difference between the two branches. For the dimensions of the wavelength interleaver are about tens of central wavelengths, it may be applied in future photonic integrated circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 71353L (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803242
Show Author Affiliations
Bo Ni, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hui Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Yishen Qiu, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Junzhen Jiang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Yufei Wang, Longyan Univ. (China)
Guimin Lin, Minjiang Univ. (China)
Jibo Bai, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hailian Hong, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Xiyao Chen, Minjiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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